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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject DRAFT Press Release
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2007 16:15:19 GMT
Please include your updates and comments on this press release.   
After Thursday I'll forward to the PRC for their review with our  
comments.  I'm cross-posting here to give the PRC a heads up.

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Apache Software Foundation Announces Release Of Apache Geronimo  
Version 2.0

date/time/pre-amble   -- The Apache Software Foundation is pleased to  
announce the release of Apache Geronimo Version 2.0, an open source  
Java Enterprise Edition 5.0 application server from the Apache  
Geronimo project. This release continues the evolution of the Apache  
Geronimo server, adding new features and capabilities to a fully  
compliant Java Enterprise Edition container suitable for everything  
from development to enterprise deployments.

Along with many new features, Apache Geronimo Version 2.0 introduces  
several options for clustering and simplified deployment.  Developers  
can quickly take advantage of the streamlined development options  
provided with Java Enterprise Edition 5.0.  These include EJB 3.0  
persistence as well as new programming model changes that use  
annotations to express developer defaults right in the source code.   
The configuration and management console has also been upgraded with  
several usability improvements such as a JNDI viewer and JMX browser.

The project continues to make available its assembly called "Little  
G" Version 2.0, a lightweight application server for applications  
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, non-Java Enterprise Edition footprint.

This flexible, easy-to-use, and easy-to-configure application server  
is 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. The software  
is available now for free download from the Apache Geronimo web site  

About The Apache Software Foundation

The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal and  
financial support for a broad range of open source software projects.  
The Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual  
property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits  
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 The Apache Software Foundation, please visit .

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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