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Daily Dose - Oracle to Sell "Premium" JVM

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Tweets coming out of the weekend's QCon conference revealed Oracle's plan for a premium JVM that comes with a price tag.  Adam Messinger, the Oracle VP of development made the announcement saying that Oracle still plans to develop a free and open source version of the JDK.  "There will always be a high-performance gratis JVM," he said.  The premium version will be a product of both Sun's HotSpot JVM and Oracle's JRockit JVM, but we don't know if the free version will see the benefits of that merger.  

Hibernate Metamodel Generator 1.1 Finalized
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