Oracle Grants Compatibility Testing Scholarship to the Eclipse Foundation

Oracle Grants Compatibility Testing Scholarship to the Eclipse Foundation 
Further Demonstrates Commitment to Java Developers and Open Source
Community by Providing Technology Compatibility Kits and Support
Services for Two Eclipse Projects 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts 

--  Oracle today announced that it has awarded Compatibility Testing
    Scholarships to the Eclipse Foundation for the EclipseLink and Virgo
--  The Oracle Compatibility Testing Scholarship Program helps to ensure
    that the Technology Compatibility Kits (TCK) for Oracle's Java
    technology specifications, including support services, are available
    and accessible to not-for-profit organizations, as well as colleges
    and universities.
--  The Eclipse Foundation will use the TCKs to test the EclipseLink and
    Virgo technologies and ensure compatibility with Java Platform,
    Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
    --  The EclipseLink project delivers a comprehensive open-source Java
        persistence solution addressing relational, XML and database web
        services. EclipseLink serves as the reference implementation for
        Java Persistence API (JPA) Specification, including the latest
        Java Specification Request (JSR) 338, for JPA 2.1.
    --  The Virgo Web Server from EclipseRT is a completely module-based,
        lightweight Java application server for developing, deploying, and
        servicing enterprise Java applications. One of the goals of the
        Virgo project is to create a compliant implementation of the Java
        EE Web Profile specification.
--  Java EE 7, the next generation of Java EE, is targeted for release in
    the second quarter of 2013.
--  The Java EE 7 JSRs are being developed in a transparent manner through
    the Java Community Process (JCP) by hundreds of engineers from over 30
    organizations, including the Eclipse Foundation, with expert group
    communications and working materials available publicly.

Supporting Quotes 

--  "Oracle recognizes the contributions that not-for-profit
    organizations, such as the Eclipse Foundation, are making to both Java
    technology specifications, and the rich ecosystem of open source
    implementations of these specifications. We understand the importance
    of ensuring Java compatibility, and we want to make sure that these
    organizations have access to the resources they need to verify
    compatibility with the latest Java platform releases," said Cameron
    Purdy, vice president of Development, Oracle.
--  "It is important for the Eclipse Foundation to provide our community
    with the tools they need to enhance developer productivity. As a key
    contributor to EclipseLink and other projects, Oracle has been a
    strong supporter of our efforts. Through the Oracle Compatibility
    Testing Scholarship Program the Eclipse Foundation now has access to
    the resources we need to achieve Java EE Web Profile compatibility
    both for Java EE 6, as well as the forthcoming Java EE 7," said Mike
    Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.

Supporting Resources 

--  Java Platform, Enterprise Edition
--  Eclipse Foundation
--  The Aquarium blog
--  Java Source blog
--  Follow the conversation on Twitter: follow @Java
--  I Love Java on Facebook

Java Facts and Figures 

--  97% of enterprise desktops run Java
--  1 billion Java downloads each year
--  9 million developers worldwide
--  More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology

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