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Open Java DB

Posted by bernt on December 13, 2005 at 12:34 PM PST

Today at ApacheCon in San
Diego, Sun's Tim Bray said that href="">Apache Derby will be distributed
by Sun as the open Java DB.

Java DB (or Derby) will appear in several Sun products and
NetBeans IDE 5.0 will have a Derby (or Java DB) plugin.

So, now we're going to have IBM's Cloudscape vs. Sun's Java DB
vs. Apache Derby. Confusing? Chaotic? Not really. The three are really
the same piece of software. It's just a matter of branding, packagin
and support.

And as a developer I really don't care that much as long as I'm able
to work with great people in the Derby community and make a great
product: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet." - Shakespeare

Press release

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