OW2 Announces Integrated Enterprise JavaTM Stack for Ubuntu

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Canonical joins OW2 as a Corporate Member.

We are excited to be joining OW2 because of its ability to bring a vast range of open source middleware solutions to our users quickly

The OW2 Consortium, the open source community for infrastructure software, today announced the availability of a comprehensive integrated platform for enterprise Java applications. The new open source stack for enterprise computing integrates the OW2 Java EE 5 JOnAS Java Application Server, certified with PostgreSQL and the Oracle JDK, available on Ubuntu 11.04 released on April 28. Paving the way for a long-term cooperation, Canonical also joins OW2 as a Corporate Member.

This seamlessly integrated stack is ideally positioned to support enterprise Java applications. It enables system information architects to quickly deploy reliable enterprise-wide infrastructure for mission critical applications.

The Ubuntu platform team and the OW2 JOnAS team have already started working together to certify the application server on OpenJDK. Looking forward, the organisations are also studying the potential integration of other middleware components from the OW2 code base into the Ubuntu Java stack.

This joint effort was initiated within the OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative led by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA. Both teams are now exploring ways to quickly develop an open source cloud computing stack. JOnAS senior developers will participate in the Ubuntu Developer Summit in May to discuss the extension of the Java stack roadmap.

“We are excited to be joining OW2 because of its ability to bring a vast range of open source middleware solutions to our users quickly,” said Nick Barcet, Cloud Solutions Lead at Canonical. “The successful work already achieved in bringing this Java Enterprise stack to the latest release is proof positive of how delivery-focused this organisation is and we look forward to discuss the extension of Java and middleware options starting at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest in May.”

“We are delighted to be working with Canonical. Their contribution to the promotion of open source has always been outstanding. They are a great addition to the OW2 community,” said François Exertier of Bull and the leader of the OW2 JOnAS team. “Canonical's trust in the OW2 code base and the rapid results we have achieved together are a powerful testament to the quality of our open source solutions.”

About OW2
Founded in January 2007, OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, eXo Platorm, JOnAS, Orbeon Forms, PetALS, SpagoBI, Talend and XWiki. Visit http://www.ow2.org.

About Canonical
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the founder of the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu - an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks. Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit http://www.canonical.com.

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