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Oracle Reveals Plans for NetBeans, Glassfish, and VirtualBox

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More revealing statements have finally surfaced about Oracle's future plans for popular Java tools.  Oracle recently updated its FAQ on the future of Sun technologies.  Glassfish, OpenOffice, NetBeans and VirtualBox were just some of the items mentioned.  Here are some specifics on each project:

NetBeans

Oracle intends to provide NetBeans as an "additional open source option" to complement JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.  Oracle makes it clear however, that JDeveloper is still "Oracle's strategic development tool" for Oracle Fusion and future enterprise applications.  Oracle says that JDeveloper, Enterprise Pack, and NetBeans will all be options "for pure Java and Java EE development."

GlassFish
Oracle says it will "invest in aligning common infrastructure components and innovations" between Oracle WebLogic server and GlassFish.  They plan to continue the development of GlassFish Enterprise Server as the open source RI of Java EE specifications.  Oracle says it will actively support the GlassFish community.

Virtualization Products
Oracle "expects" to continue Sun's desktop virtualization products.  They include VDI, Secure Global Desktop, Sun Ray, and VirtualBox.

Open Office
Oracle will "continue developing and supporting OpenOffice as open source."  A commercial license for OpenOffice will also be available to customers that require enterprise level support and tools.

The plans for SPARC, Solaris, and MySQL are just reiterations of announcements made at Oracle OpenWorld.  Oracle puts a disclaimer in the FAQ saying that this document is not a binding statement however, it is the first news we've heard on the fate of several popular Sun technologies.

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