GlassFish Roadmap

GlassFish Community Briefing

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle have announced a community briefing on the GlassFish implementation of the Java EE 6 platform specification.

The session promises to divulge the roadmap, and the names and licenses planned for future GlassFish releases.

The community briefing will be conducted by the GlassFish Team at TheAquarium Online, and held on Thursday, Mar 25th, 2010 at 12.00 noon, PT. Replay and slide information will be available after the presentation. The team are currently accepting questions via both uStream and twitter (@glassfish.)

Following Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, there has been much speculation surrounding GlassFish. Founder of SpringSource and member of the JCP, Rod Johnson, predicted that Oracle would sideline GlassFish in order to concentrate on their own Application Server and WebLogic. Meanwhile, Oracle’s Thomas Kurian stated that GlassFish would continue to be supported as a Java EE reference implementation, while WebLogic will be supported as a strategic product for enterprise applications. In an article published on JAXenter in February, the managing director at GEDOPLAN GmbH in Bielefeld, Dirk Weil, theorised that Kurian could be hinting at GlassFish serving as a community edition of WebLogic.

One thing is for sure: despite a series of Oracle webcasts since the acquisition, there is still some doubt surrounding the future of Sun’s portfolio of products – and a community briefing on one of those products, is sure to attract attention.

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