In pictures: The mixed fate of Sun tech under Orac...
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.
In pictures: The mixed fate of Sun tech under Oracle