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What do you like most about the new GlassFish Roadmap?

GlassFish remains transparent and participatory
31% (62 votes)
The addition of an Oracle-supported distribution
4% (7 votes)
Clustering in GF v3.1
31% (61 votes)
Interoperation with Oracle Middleware
4% (8 votes)
I don't like anything about it
10% (20 votes)
I don't know
17% (33 votes)
5% (9 votes)
Total votes: 200


Missing option: Who cares?

There is vastly more to Java, and its infrastructure, than simply generating web pages.

It is high time we started thinking about this.

Licensing is clear as mud to me

From (the license under which, as I understand it, Glassfish 3.0.1 will be made available, or maybe not; hard to tell):

We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable limited license to use the programs only for the purpose of developing, testing,  prototyping and demonstrating your application, and not for any other purpose.


GlassFish Open Source Edition Community Distributions are available under a Dual License consisting of the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) v1.0 and GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.

What does this mean?  Can I bundle Glassfish open source edition--like I could previously--to host my commercial software?  Or is that now prohibited?  And if it is prohibited, how can this be the case if the source is governed by the GPL and the CDDL?


There will be two distributions:  the oracle distribution and the OSS distribution.  This is an arrangement similar to how it was under Sun.  The details of the licenses used and the names of the releases vary a bit, but the general structure remains.

The oracle distribution will be called "Oracle GlassFish Server" and will be available using the standard Oracle licenses.  Those are an evaluation license, sometimes referred to as an OTN (for Oracle Technology Network) license, and a production license, sometimes referred as an eDelivery license.

The OSS distribution is to be called "GlassFish Server Open Source Edition" (aka GlassFish) and will be available under an open source license.

The Oracle distribution is the OSS distribution plus a branding module, plus some add-ons.

The presentation tries to cover these topics.  We will likely do a repeat of the presentation next week; check twiter @glassfish and for announcements.

Hope this helps, - eduard/o