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“We believe in Java and the JCP as a vibrant community focused on creating open standards for Java developers worldwide,” said Beth Smith, vice president of WebSphere product development, IBM. “IBM continues to support the Java EE ecosystem’s effort by driving innovation around the evolving needs of new and existing Java EE users.”

“Oracle is pleased to be working with our partners in the JCP to continue the advancement of the Java EE Platform”, said Steven G. Harris, SVP Fusion Middleware Product Development. “Java is already the most pervasive server side development and deployment platform for the cloud. With Java EE 7, enterprise developers and deployers will see additional cloud-specific innovation built into the standard and available across many vendor implementations.”

“Red Hat is excited to see the rapid advancement and continuing innovation in Java EE, with the announcement of the Java EE 7 specification by the JCP,” said Craig Muzilla, VP & GM of Red Hat’s Middleware Business Unit. “Red Hat and our JBoss middleware look forward to working with the JCP to satisfy the evolving on-premise and cloud needs of Java developers.”

“SAP welcomes the news that the JSR 342 has been unanimously approved by the Executive Committee, and we are pleased to see the Java community come together to jointly work on Java EE 7 within the JCP,” said Bjoern Goerke, SVP Technology and Innovation Platform Core, SAP AG. “Java is already widely used in cloud environments, so it’s important that Java EE 7 standards evolve into a modern technology foundation that satisfies the growing demand for a viable standards-based programming model choice for the cloud.”

Supporting quotes from IBM, Oracle, Red Hat & SAP executives in the Oracle press release titled "Java Community Process Executive Committee Approves Java EE 7 Platform Java Specification Request".