Based on the level of discussion that persists across the OTN community, it's clear that the dust still hasn't quite settled around Oracle's acquisition of BEA. Those who seek to further understand how BEA products fit into Oracle's middleware strategy will have an excellent opportunity to put their questions directly to the people with the definitive answers during a special panel to be held as part of Oracle OpenWorld 2008.
The panel assembled for Ask the Middleware Executives includes:
Additional details are available here.
BEA customers and members of BEA's Dev2Dev and Arch2Arch communities should also take note of a special BEA at Oracle OpenWorld track that includes 75 sessions and hands-on labs covering BEA products.