Oracle has used Sun Microsystems' JavaOne conference as a springboard for announcing a number of contributions to open source projects supporting Web 2.0.
The move comes as Oracle claims to have donated more than 100 Application Development Framework (ADF) Faces components to the Apache Software Foundation's MyFaces project. ADF is a layer of Oracle technology used in the company's Java IDE to simplify creation of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications.
Oracle's news follows expanded offerings for the open source community from Sun Microsystems, also made at JavaOne. Sun is open sourcing its lightweight, Visual-Basic-like development environment Java Studio Creator, its SeeBeyond BPEL Engine under the OpenJava ESB project, and its Java Message Queue System (JMS) under the OpenJava MQ project. ®