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Key Java Enterprise Technologies to be Open Sourced
Code Release Planned for Application Server Platform, ESB

Sun is releasing code for the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9.0 and Sun Java System Enterprise Server Bus under the OSI-approved CDDL license that is also being used for Sun's OpenSolaris project. This is another show of support and commitment by Sun to the open source community.

The Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5
Next Edition to Ease Development, Increase Productivity

Several new features are being made available to the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5, including ease of development components, APIs and services, plus enhanced interfaces. The goal with these updates is to facilitate development and increase productivity for the Java community as a whole.

Java Business Integration Specification Approved
Enables Delivery of Integration and SOA Solutions for Business

The Java Business Integration (JBI) 1.0 specification has been approved as a final standard by the Java Community Process (JCP) and has garnered industry support. The JBI 1.0 reference implementation specification was developed to increase business agility and reduce cost of integration through an open integration framework for Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

Technology Roadmap for Java Platform, Standard Edition
Sun VP Reveals Advances Planned Over Next Two Releases

A roadmap for the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) was outlined during an opening keynote delivered by Sun Vice President and Fellow Graham Hamilton at the JavaOne 2005 Conference. Hamilton unveiled advances planned for Java SE software over the next three years and across two upcoming releases.

Simplifing the Java Platform Name
Dropping "2" with Emphasis on Java

The Java platform name architecture is being simplified by dropping the "2" from its name and the "dot zero" from the version. In an article on the java.net Web site, Jon Byous attributes the success and recognition of the Java platform as a reason for shortening the name.

Free and Open Source S/W
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New Boot Architecture Integrated in OpenSolaris
Technology Offers Flexibility, Faster Start-up

A new boot architecture has been integrated into OpenSolaris that creates an interface between this UNIX platform and the bootloader to facilitate more independent development. Utilizing Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) as the initial boot loader and a multiboot compliant kernel loader, users are granted more flexibility and are less reliant on hardware specific features.

Service Interface Specifications for Content Messaging
Liberty Alliance Project Seeks to Protect Privacy, Enhance Business
A team with the Liberty Alliance Project is working on developing service interface specifications for content messaging to be deployable based on Liberty's Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF). These specifications, including both Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), are aimed at offering more privacy-friendly content messaging for mobile device users.
Eight Companies Earn Interoperable Certification
Firms Pass Liberty Alliance Project's Conformance Program

Eight companies successfully completed certification testing at a Liberty Alliance Project's recent conformance event. These organizations, which include Sun, demonstrated interoperability of products and solutions that incorporate Liberty’s Identity Web Services 1.0 and 1.1, as well as Identity Federation Framework 1.1 and 1.2 specifications.

Partners
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IBM and Sun Extend Java Technology Agreement
IBM Middleware to Support the Solaris 10 OS
IBM and Sun have agreed upon a 10-year extension to their Java technology agreement that will allow IBM to continue licensing and using Java technologies. Additionally, the companies plan on delivering IBM middleware support for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), x86 platforms and x64 systems.
Sun, EMC Agree on How to Ensure Product Compatibility
Pact Allows Customers Easier Deployment of both Technologies
Sun and EMC Corporation are working to ensure compatibility between the EMC family of networked storage platforms and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) that will allow key storage management software to be ported to this UNIX platform. Software candidates include the EMC PowerPath, EMC Legato NetWorker and more.
Veraz Network Plans to Adopt Solaris 10 OS
To Maximize Veraz's Next Generation ControlSwitch Product
Veraz Networks is finalizing its plans with Sun to adopt the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) for its next generation ControlSwitch product. Testing has begun on the Solaris 10 OS's advanced telecom features including Solaris Containers, Predictive Self Healing, Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace), using Veraz's carrier grade softswitch and service delivery platform ControlSwitch.
Sun Partners with eSys to Expand Enterprise Network Market
Alliance to Target India's Untapped Market Potential
Sun is partnering with IT distributor eSys Information Technology India to establish key enterprise distribution teams to focus on major growth industries in the Asia Pacific region. Sify Finance reported that eSys is among the top three IT distribution companies in the region.
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