OpenEJB to be certified with Apache Geronimo

Two ground-breaking announcements were made during the Geronimo session at ApacheCon today. First, the Apache Software Foundation will license the TCK from Sun to test and officially release Geronimo as a certified J2EE 1.4 application server. Secondly, the critical EJB 2.1 container functionality will be provided by OpenEJB.

Work is underway in a new branch of OpenEJB, called Nova, which will provide both existing OpenEJB users and future Apache Geronimo users with EJB 2.1 functionality. The work is being done using both OpenEJB's existing pluggable container API and Geronimo's pluggable component framework. This will ensure that existing OpenEJB users will be able to easily migrate to the newer EJB 2.1 standard.

The timeline for when the new OpenEJB Nova containers will be released has not yet been determined, but should be within the month.

The Apache Geronimo and OpenEJB teams are very excited to be working together towards EJB 2.1 compliance. This strategic alliance demonstrates the power of open source communities working together and promises great things for the future.

Posted by David Blevins 2003-11-18

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