More About GlassFish v3
Sun continued, "The release of GlassFish v3 includes many contributions from Java and open-source community members. Contributions came in the form of leadership from large organizations, bug fixes from individual contributors and developer evangelical activities. For example, Oracle delivered the EclipseLink open-source Java persistence solution and Red Hat delivered the reference implementations for both JSR 303, to standardize a meta-model and API for JavaBean validation, and JSR 299, Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform. ... The FishCAT (GlassFish Community Acceptance Tests) program was also extremely active, with participants making regular contributions and filing bug reports." It also said:Schmidt said with this release the open-source version and the commercial version of GlassFish v3 "are nearly identical-the bits are basically the same." However, users with the commercial license for GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 will get updates and patches as soon as they become available, as well as fixes to any security issues that may arise, among other things. The Sun statement continued:
"Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is part of the Sun GlassFish Portfolio, which is available immediately via a flexible subscription-based pricing model starting at $999 per server .... To purchase the Sun GlassFish Portfolio visit: http://www.sun.com/glassfish. [The] Sun GlassFish Portfolio includes: Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server, Sun GlassFish Web Stack Server, Sun GlassFish Web Space Server, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Service Bus, Sun Enterprise Manager, Sun GlassFish Message Queue, Sun Web Server, Sun Web Proxy Server and Sun Continuous Integration Server. "Sun also offers a tiered set of developer support services for its software offerings, ranging from single incident to comprehensive developer plans. In addition, with a broad portfolio of training and certification offerings, developers can enhance their skill sets to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies. To learn more visit http://developers.sun.com/services."