JBoss, a division of Red Hat, today released Hibernate 3.2, the latest update to the company's powerful, award-winning Java object/relational mapping software. By user demand, JBoss has simplified Hibernate packages to support the most popular development frameworks. Now, programmers have a single object/relational mapping and persistence solution to meet their complex development needs, whether with native Hibernate, JDK 5.0 (Java Developer Kit) annotations, the Java Persistence API, or full Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (EJB 3.0).
Sun has not yet disclosed under which license it will release the Java code. The company said at the LinuxWorld conference last month that it will release Java under one of the 58 licenses approved by the Open Source Initiative and that the first code will arrive by October.
The licence under which Sun Microsystems chooses to publish the open source Java code will cater to enterprises or the open source community, but will be unable to please both groups.
"The biggest challenge is finding something that is going to balance commercial interests with the desires of the open source community," said Stephen O'Grady, an analyst with RedMonk.