In pictures: The mixed fate of Sun tech under Oracle

From Java to SPARC, critical Sun technologies have lived on, been cut loose, or lost their luster in the four years since the Oracle acquisition

GlassFish Serving as a reference implementation of enterprise Java, this open source application server joined a roster of Oracle products that already included the former BEA WebLogic Server Java application server. But Oracle recently announced intentions to halt commercial support for new versions of GlassFish; customers who want support will have to license the expensive, proprietary WebLogic Server, and there will be no 4.x commercial version of GlassFish Server. “[GlassFish has] moved forward but it isn’t getting promoted much,” Gosling says.

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