Is this the end of J2EE?
You need to be subscribed to JDJ to read this or wait for the print copy. The timing sounds like it is going to be for Javaone.
Update: Someone emailed me asking what else did the email say
Here are more snippets
"The name change involves removing the "2" from the platform names"
"This needs to be communicated internally within Sun, and to the Java licensee community (approximately 180 licensees), as well as Sun partners."