In the News this week, Sun teamed with Red Hat to relay to the European Parliament the importance in rejecting the Computer-Implemented Inventions directive that would have permitted the patenting of software . The D.E. Shaw group joins other financial services companies relying on Sun technology .
A market access acceleration program for international games content owners is being developed by Sun and Pacific Internet Limited .
Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy reviews the company's direction in the Participation Age  in the Features section, which also offers information from Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java Developer Platforms Group, about the challenges of keeping Java[TM] technology open, innovative and reliable , and Sun Vice President of Identity Management Sara Gates on an effective identity management program .
The Software section links readers to a Solaris 10 OS self-help guide ; an article overview of the Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) and security APIs, SPIs and frameworks ; and Sun[SM] Software Express for Solaris[TM] 6/05 software .
Read the latest best practices on Sun Fire[TM] midrange servers and firmware 5.18.x . Customers wanting to upgrade to UltraSPARCR IV servers can save up to 20 percent with trade-ins . Plus, two articles cover the end-of-life announcements on Netra[TM] 240, 440  and 120  configurations.
In the Telco section, the Netra[TM] server line of telecom hardware now is certified for the Solaris OS . Also covered are Sun's partnerships with Ericsson , Toshiba  and NTT DoCoMo .
The Java Community Process[SM] is scoring high marks from developers  to top the Java section, which also has information on the JDBC[TM] 4.0 API specification early draft release  and a promotional training bundle for the Java[TM] Platform, Standard Edition (Java[TM] SE) 5.0 .
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