Sun joins OpenAJAX. A while back, this would (could) not have happened.
Sun has been investing in AJAX for a while now (for instance, Tor did a keynote demo at last year’s JavaOne).
What’s different this time is that Sun implemented (including in shipping products) the technology months ago (more than a year actually), retrofitted this to Dojo and now is opening up with jMaki (an AJAX federation technology if you will) and it’s just announced OpenAJAX participation (some said this could not happen given IBM/Eclipse were intrumental in setting up this initiative…).
Developers care about code and managers care about strategy. I think we’re quite uniquely delivering for both here.