Gemstone Systems by Springsource, a VMware division. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition would help VMware to advance in its vision for cloud computing. The focus maybe is in GemFire, a product which distributes data to reduce network latency. However, Springsource said that it will continue to fully support GemStone's products. It has been a big debate in our list about this, and the experience with acquisitions in the past.
We all know that Smalltalk is not the mainstream, but we hope that in the future Gemstone/S will continue to grow.