[From Oracle Corp.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 29-JUN-2005 Oracle today announced that it will join Sun Microsystems as the co-specification lead for the Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) (TM) 3.0 specification, the cornerstone for Java (TM) Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5. Oracle will also provide the persistence technology in the reference implementation of Java EE platform 5.
As co-specification lead with Sun, Oracle will build on its leadership within the Java community by helping to further develop the EJB 3.0 specification, and will provide the reference implementation for the new Java Persistence Application Programming Interface (API) designed to help make Java technology development easier. The reference implementation will be derived from Oracle(r) TopLink, a Java object-to-relational tool and deployment platform that provides advanced object-relational mapping capabilities suitable for mission critical enterprise applications. Oracle will also contribute the reference implementation to Project GlassFish, Sun's open source implementation of the Sun Java System Application Server, Platform Edition 9.0 software.
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