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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)

SCOPE Alliance Releases White Paper on Mapping Java Platform Enterprise Edition and SAF: A NEP Perspective

The SCOPE Alliance published a new white paper “Mapping Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and SAForum: A NEP Perspective” in support of SCOPE’s mission of enabling and promoting the availability and interoperability of open Carrier Grade Base Platforms (CGBP) based on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) building blocks. An emerging requirement of NEPs is the ability to develop and integrate Java EE technology-based applications into the CGBP. There are no well defined software architecture nor software interfaces/services that allow Java EE technology-base... (more)

Sun Microsystems Delivers Java SE 6 Update 10

Sun  has announced the availability of Java Platform Standard Edition 6 Update 10 (Java SE 6u10), which improves the usability and performance of the Java platform on desktop computers. Consumers, developers, and partners can download Java SE 6 Update 10 at http://java.com. Java SE 6u10 is optimized for consumers with new features that include improved startup time for Java applications and applets, the ability to drag Java applets directly from the browser and have them run as desktop widgets, more powerful and stylized application graphics, a faster and simpler installation ex... (more)

Sun Releases GlassFish Enhancements

Sun Microsystems has announced several technology updates to the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, the most complete, open source, high-performance Web application platform. The GlassFish Portfolio is comprised of leading open source technologies, including OpenESB, OpenMQ, Liferay Portal, Sun GlassFish Web Stack and GlassFish(TM) – the industry's most downloaded application server. Additionally, Sun announced early access of GlassFish v3 containing a full preview of the forthcoming Java(TM) Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) specification. To purchase the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, ... (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)