Thanks to Eduardo Peligri-Llopart, Mark Wielaard and Ed Burns who added milestones to the timeline. The original post from earlier today has been updated to reflect all comments received so far, and I got a suggestion to move the timeline to java.net, which I am considering.
Geir and I had a very nice time at Sun this morning listening live to Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green's comments (which were also webcast) and then hanging out on IRC and later on Second Life with the Open Java team. It's a deja vu experience to be at Sun where we held the first Open Source Summit in 2004 a few months before I left Sun. Many of the folks hanging out to cheer for Open Java today were not big fans back in 1999 when we started talking about the idea; the room was certainly all smiles today. My, how time heals all wounds :-).