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."
'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 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 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 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)