/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), founder and
leading advocate for Java(TM) technology, today took the next step in
sustaining Java growth and promoting community participation by open sourcing
key Java Enterprise technologies. Announced at the 10th annual JavaOne
Developer Conference, Sun is further defining its commitment to the open
source community by releasing code for the popular Java System Application
Server Platform Edition 9.0 and Java System Enterprise Server Bus.
"Sun is bringing innovation from the source of Java and providing the
benchmark of Java Enterprise Edition compatibility to customers that have been
asking for an open version of a Java application server that's robust enough
for commercial deployment," said John Loiacono, Sun's executive vice president
of Software Group. "By open sourcing these Java technologies and the
Solaris(TM) Operating System, Sun is leading the industry to dramatically
increase community participation as well as drive greater economic growth and
social progress for everyone. The inclusion of Sun's application server and
directory engine lays the foundation for the continued evolution of a complete
Java Enterprise System platform."
Sun is sharing the source code for the Java System Application Server
Platform Edition 9.0 as well as the Java System Enterprise Server Bus (Java
ESB), under the OSI-approved CDDL license that is also being used for Sun's
Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 is the benchmark for
compatibility in Java Enterprise environments. Based on the latest Java
Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 reference implementation, Java System
Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 will deliver greater ease of
development and significantly enhanced support for web services and Service
Oriented Architectures (SOAs).
The open sourcing of Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0
is designed to encourage developers across the Java ecosystem to review and
contribute to the creation of the open source application server to more
rapidly advance the development of a Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5
compliant implementation. Developers can view the latest daily updates,
contribute to fixes and features, and participate in discussions at
Sun's recently released Solaris 10 Operating System includes Java System
Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 for running enterprise Java
applications on Solaris 10. The company today disclosed its plans to include
the new Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 with Solaris 10 in
an upcoming release.
Sun is also introducing the Java ESB, the first fully open sourced
enterprise service bus implementation based on the Java Business Integration
(JBI) specification (JSR 208) and reference implementation. Sun's Java ESB
will increase business agility and reduce cost of integration through an open
integration framework for Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs), to enable
customers to more rapidly implement open SOA applications.
Through the community development project, Java Open Enterprise Service
Bus (Open ESB), hosted on Java.net, Sun will share this exciting new
technology with the industry in order to speed innovation around ESBs and to
encourage developer adoption. Built on the JBI Reference Implementation, the
Open ESB project leverages the pluggable architecture of JBI and extends the
JBI Reference Implementation with a core set of enterprise service bus
In addition, in an effort to stimulate development of applications that
leverage presence-awareness and real-time communication, Sun is donating
135,000 lines of collaboration-focused infrastructure source code from its Sun
Java System Instant Messaging and Sun Java Studio Enterprise products for use
by the entire open source community on NetBeans.org. This project is designed
to increase productivity by enabling Java developers to dynamically work
together whether they are in the same office, different buildings or around
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