Apache Derby To Full Project Status

Recently, the Apache Derby project (a sub-project of the Apache DB project) went from incubator status to project status. This occured in part because Sun voiced backing for the project and is committing people to work on the project. To be a full project, not an incubator project, a project needs to have backing from more then one vendor. For those of you who don't know, Derby is a database, written entirely in Java, and was submitted to the Apache Software Foundation about a year ago by IBM. Derby came from IBM's Cloudscape acquisition. It looks like Sun will use Derby in various Java technologies. Considering Derby is designed to be an embedded database, and not a "database server" ala Oracle's flagship product, I think it will have some good applications in the J2ME CDC space.
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