Sun Proposes Single Persistence Model for Java ""Ideally I think a new JSR devoted to transparent persistence would have been more appropriate," Johnson said. "It's odd for EJB3 to be defining a persistence API applicable to J2SE. But overall I think it's promising. Everyone seems to agree that transparent persistence is important, and that POJO persistence is the future. The EJB expert group seems finally to accept that persistence should not be tied to the EJB container. Hopefully from here the focus will be on getting a good technical solution, rather than on politics.""