The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Geronimo v3.0-beta-1 -– Leading Open Source Application Server Now Certified Java EE 6 Full- and Web Profile Compatible

Flexible, modular, and easy to manage, Apache Geronimo is the ideal platform for lightweight server deployments to full-scale enterprise environments, with complete support for Java EE 6 and OSGi programming models
16 November 2011 --FOREST HILL, MD-- The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 150 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced that Apache Geronimo has obtained certification as a compatible implementation of both the Java EE 6 Full and Web Profiles. Apache Geronimo v3.0-beta-1 joins the Java EE 6 Reference Implementation as the only Open Source application server to be compatible with both Full and Web Profiles support.
"We're very happy to announce this significant milestone for the project," said Kevan Miller, Vice President of Apache Geronimo. "In addition to the Java EE 6 capabilities we've added to the product, Geronimo is now restructured to run on an OSGi kernel. Plus, we've added support for an enterprise OSGi application programming model -- a key enhancement for enterprise application developers wishing to take advantage of the modularity, dynamism, and versioning capabilities offered by OSGi".
Apache Geronimo integrates a number of ASF projects into an easy to manage, flexible, and modular application server. Java EE technologies utilized by Apache Geronimo include: Apache Tomcat, Apache OpenJPA, Apache OpenEJB, Apache MyFaces, Apache OpenWebBeans, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Axis, Apache Wink, and Apache Bean Validation. OSGi technologies which are contained within Apache Geronimo include: Apache Aries, Apache Felix, and Apache Karaf. This wide array of Apache projects illustrates the breadth and depth of the software solutions developed at the Apache Software Foundation.
"Our move to OSGi has represented a signficant amount of internal restructuring, but this restructuring leaves us well positioned for future developments," explained Miller. "The Apache Aries, Apache Karaf, and Apache Felix projects have provided us a great base for our Geronimo 3.0 OSGi enhancments. The same is true for the Java EE technologies developed at the ASF: we couldn't have accomplished this without them".
Availability and Oversight
As with all Apache products, Apache Geronimo v3.0-beta-1 is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. Apache Geronimo source code, documentation, and related resources are available at
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees nearly one hundred fifty leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server — the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 350 individual Members and 3,000 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(3)(c) not-for-profit charity, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including AMD, Basis Technology, Cloudera, Facebook, Google, IBM, HP, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, PSW Group, SpringSource/VMware, and Yahoo!. For more information, visit
"Apache" and "Apache Geronimo" are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
# # #
Media Contact:
Sally Khudairi
The Apache Software Foundation
+1 617 921 8656