James Governor of RedMonk interviewed Bob Brewin at JavaOne on a bunch of topics.
I found it interesting that Bob seemed to sweat a little when James said that Spring Wins and that Sun needs to step it up (as BEA and Oracle have).
Bob didn’t really answer the question, but instead likened the situation to Hibernate “in the spirit of how things worked with Java persistence”.
That sounds like pushing Spring down a JPA / standards path… which would definitely be a win for Sun, on many ways. It doesn’t seem as easy a fit as JPA, since Spring is overarching and gets into so many APIs… to fix them.