"We're moving to languages in addition to Java," said Bill Roth, vice president of BEA's Workshop business unit.
A prototype will be featured, with partner announcements planned for later in the year. [...] BEA's PHP move was described as "moderately significant" by Shawn Willett, principal analyst at Current Analysis. BEA is recognizing that it must examine technologies beyond just what is coming out of the Java Community Process, Willett said.
It's also mentioned that it's a step in the right direction for BEA, rounding out their area of coverage by one more langauge.