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The OpenSolaris Initiative
Source Code to be Released in 2nd Quarter
Source code for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) will be accessible at its new community Web site deemed in the second quarter of 2005. This source code will be released under the Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).
Revival of Software Innovation
Sun Releases Over 1,600 Active Patents

Sun has released the largest single group of patent innovations to the open source community. Developers now can access Sun's OpenSolaris related patents under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) with the primary goal aimed at facilitating innovation and moving open source products and technologies to market faster.

The Sun Java System Identity Auditor
Improves Audit and Compliance Performance

Compliance is a top priority in today's market for many enterprises, who are required to comply with legislative regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA. In response, Sun has released the Sun Java System Identity Auditor that is designed to improve audit and compliance performance.

Get Interest-free Financing on Sun Services
Offer Valid Through June 30, 2005

Sun Microsystems Finance is offering a Services Bundle Lease that offers customers interest-free financing on Sun Services when combined with a Sun hardware lease for a 12-, 24- or 36-month term. This offer is available for the U.S. market and remains valid through June 30, 2005.

    Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
    Vol 83 Issue 1, 2 and 3

    Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

    "Using JConsole to Monitor Applications"
    Comprehensive Monitoring, Management Offered in J2SE 5.0
    The Java Monitoring and Management Console (JConsole) tool is incorporated within the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 and utilizes the extensive instrumentation of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)*. A Sun Developer Network Site article outlines how to use this tool to obtain information about an application running on the Java platform.
    How to Develop Management, Monitoring Solutions
    Overview of Java Management Extensions

    Taking advantage of the features offered by the Java Management Extensions (JMX)* can ease the administration of Java-enabled equipment for developers and make an application more viable for vendors and clients. JMX technology allows developers to monitor and manage resources as they are implemented and installed.

    Persistence Mechanisms for the Java Platform
    Research Paper Provides a Comparative Analysis

    Persistence mechanisms are evolving with the Java platform. In a Sun research white paper, author Mick Jordan sets out to define a set of criteria by which persistence mechanisms can be judged and compared, and aims to use this criteria to compare a representative set of currently available mechanisms.

    "Partitioning of Code for a Massively Parallel Machine"
    Enhancing a Classical Partitioning Algorithm

    Code partioning can be a challenge for developers when dealing with large amounts of code and numerous processors. In a technical white paper entitled, "Partitioning of Code for a Massively Parallel Machine," Michael Ball, Cristina Cifuentes and Deepankar Bairagi offer their experience in designing enhancements to the classical partitioning algorithms.

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