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08 February 2010, 11:37

Confusion over Sun's Kenai hosting platform

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Project Kenai Reports in recent weeks had indicated that the future of Project Kenai, Sun's open source collaboration and project hosting platform, would be solely as an internal Oracle project and that the service offered at would be shut down on the 2nd of April. Now the future of Kenai is being portrayed in a somewhat different light. Ted Farrell, Oracle's Chief Architect with co-responsibility for developer tools and middleware products, has announced that Oracle does indeed plan to close down to concentrate on as its central hosting platform, but that Oracle is in the process of migrating the Java community portal to the Kenai technology.

This means that projects hosted on Kenai will be able to continue on Farrell also admits that the company has done a poor job in communicating its intentions for the Kenai platform.

The Kenai project was launched in September 2008 as a hosting platform based on Java, JRuby and Rails applications. It also provides a collaborative infrastructure for managing, the contact point for Sun's open source NetBeans Java development environment. Kenai is still in beta.

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