Let’s face it. We all knew Sun would get acquired. The question was just when and by whom. Now that its happened, and Oracle is the winner, I must say I like the situation better than if IBM had bought them. Just from a EE specification perspective, IBM was always a bit reactionary when it came to anything new. On EE 5, Oracle was a staunch ally in our push to get JPA through and a part of EE 5 (and thus retiring CMP and making JDO obsolete). On EE 6, we’ve met a bit of resistence from them when it comes to the-spec-formally-known-as-Web-Beans, but they’ve been at least open to the idea. Who knows how the Oracle business guys will want to deal with Java. That is the wildcard IMO. Should be fun… Interesting times.