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From "Ted Husted" <>
Subject Re: DRAFT Press Release (final draft for review)
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 19:58:56 GMT
On 8/10/07, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
> I think I addressed many of the concerns.  Special thanks to Amy Hocraffer for some
> great ideas to better organize and spiff up the announcement.

FWIW, I'd suggest leading with the closing paragraph, like so (mildly edited):

The newly released Apache Geronimo 2.0 ( breaks
new ground as the first Open Source Application Server to provide two
certified Web Services implementations: Apache Axis and Apache CXF.

Apache Geronimo 2.0 is the latest open source Java Enterprise Edition
5.0 application server from the Apache Software Foundation, and
continues the evolution of the Apache Geronimo server by adding new
features and capabilities to a fully compliant and certified Java
Enterprise Edition 5.0 container suitable for everything from a
development environment to enterprise-level deployments. Flexibility
and choice, you have both with Apache Geronimo.

This release introduces new features like simplified development,
improved diagnostics, and flexible assemblies.

 * Simplified deployment uses the enhanced Java Enterprise Edition
5.0. standards-based programming model.

 * Improved diagnostic capabilities include enhanced logging, a class
loader viewer, and a JMX browser -- all available from the included
console. Via the console, you can change logging levels on the fly as
well as view existing logs with a set of filters.  Looking for a class
and wondering where it came from?  The class loader viewer helps you
find it instantly. Want to see or change the attributes for MBeans in
the server?  The JMX browser navigates MBeans in the server in a
simple tree format. With Apache Geronimo 2.0, there is no need to hook
up external consoles or third party products!

 * Flexible assemblies come courtesy of the project's "Little G"
Version 2.0—a lightweight container offering for projects that don't
need the full feature set of Java Enterprise Edition 5.0.  Perfect for
web-service and SOA deployments, "Little G" brings the modularity,
manageability and extensibility of Apache Geronimo to a lightweight
assembly that is small in footprint but full in capability.

Version 2.0 also features streamlined development with the EJB 3.0
persistence API, a programming model that uses annotations to express
developer defaults in the source code.

Apache Geronimo 2.0 is a flexible, user-friendly, and
easy-to-configure application server built from best-of-breed open
source components and is fully licensed under the Apache Software
License, offering multiple benefits to organizations and their
development teams. Organizations can use Apache Geronimo as-is, or
create custom offerings without the restrictions imposed by other Open
Source licenses.

About Apache Geronimo and the Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Geronimo Application Server is created and maintained by a
diverse group of volunteers who share common values regarding
collaborative, community-based open source development. The Apache
Software Foundation provides organizational, legal and financial
support for a broad range of open source software projects, including
Apache Geronimo. The Foundation provides an established framework for
intellectual property and financial contributions, while
simultaneously limiting contributors' potential legal exposure.
Through a collaborative and meritocratic development process, Apache
projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely available software products
that attract large communities of users. The pragmatic Apache License
makes it easy for all users--commercial and individual--to deploy
Apache products. For more information on Apache Geronimo or the Apache
Software Foundation, please visit or

Java, J2EE and Java Enterprise Edition are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks herein are
property of their respective owners.

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