Oracle opens up Open Source

Oracle contributes Oracle TopLink to Open Source Community at Eclipse Foundation.

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By  Sherief Younis Published  March 8, 2007

Oracle contributes Oracle TopLink to Open Source Community at Eclipse Foundation. Oracle, a newly appointed Eclipse board member and strategic developer, announced it will donate its Java persistence framework, Oracle TopLink, to the open source community at the EclipseCon Conference. Oracle also announced a proposal for a new Eclipse project to deliver a comprehensive persistence platform based on the contribution of Oracle TopLink, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, source code and test cases. The company believes its latest contribution and project proposal demonstrates its commitment to the open source communities. “Our latest contribution and added commitment to Eclipse demonstrates Oracle’s continued efforts to initiate, lead, support and contribute technology, innovation and resources to the open source community,” said Dennis Leung, vice president software development, Oracle. “From our experience in leading several projects, we know that Eclipse has an enthusiastic and vibrant following. We are very excited to grow our involvement by bringing all of TopLink to Eclipse and delivering a comprehensive persistence platform,” Leung added. The TopLink technology offers persistence architecture, offering object-to-relational, object-to-XML, and Enterprise Information System data access through all of the major standards, including the Java Persistence API, Java API for XML Binding, Service Data Objects, and the Java Connector Architecture. Built on industry standards, Oracle TopLink can work with any database, application server, development toolset and any Java application architecture. “Oracle has been an Eclipse member since its inception and significant contributor,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. “The donation of Oracle TopLink to the open source community is a win-win for Eclipse and the community. "We are excited about the opportunities this proposed project presents and for the community which will gain a complete and comprehensive open source persistence platform.” The Eclipse Persistence Platform project will be available free of charge under the Eclipse Public License.

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