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Oracle yesterday evening issued the following statement, attributable to Dan Wall, Latham & Watkins counsel to Oracle: "We've had a very good dialogue with the Department of Justice and we were almost able to resolve everything before the Second Request deadline. All that's left is one narrow issue about the way rights to Java are licensed that is never going to get in the way of the deal. I fully expect that the investigation will end soon and not delay the closing of the deal this summer." ... (more)

AJAX and RIA Technology Will Be Free for All: Sun CEO

'Java's always been a RIA platform - before the world really wanted one,' claimed Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently, as he reflected on the reinvention of the Java platform as represented by JavaFX. 'What's a rich internet application?' Schwartz wrote. 'It depends on your perspective,' he continued, adding 'From mine, it's any network connected application that persists in front of a user, typically outside a browser, that can operate when disconnected from the network.' Writing in his popular industry blog, Schwartz gave a little of the background to Java's origins:"Early Java ... (more)

Sun Microsystems Strikes Multi-Million Dollar Deal with ERP Software Company

Sun Microsystems has announced the addition of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor Stésud to a growing list of customers that have adopted and deployed Sun's open source MySQL database and GlassFish application server software. This Belgium-based enterprise company joins Australian online travel pioneer Wotif.com and hundreds of other companies that now rely on MySQL and GlassFish as a lower-cost, higher-performance alternative to traditional database and application server software. Stésud: Open Source Makes Sense When it identified that its existing software i... (more)

TrustedOpinion.com Names Java Pioneer, and HP Alumni as CTO

TrustedOpinion.com has named Java pioneer Gene Leybzon as Chief Technology Officer to support the company’s growth and technology development. Since its official launch in February 2007, TrustedOpinion.com has acquired over 350,000 members who benefit from recommendations based on the opinions of those in their social network. In his new role at TrustedOpinion.com, Leybzon will take a hands-on approach to drive the company’s technology strategy. He is an early Java pioneer, a co-author of the popular book “Java Unleashed,” and possesses a long history in t... (more)

Active Endpoints Announces New Learning Tool for Java Developers

Active Endpoints has announced that it has made available a new learning tool for Java developers in the form of a complete and fully documented service-oriented architecture (SOA) application, written in ActiveVOS. The "Vintage Old Stock" application automates a fictional classic car restoration business and is an ideal scenario to show developers how to leverage web services to create SOA applications. Developers can interact with the application online as well as download a fully configured demonstration environment to try the application in their environments. The Vintage Ol... (more)