I had asked the same to Deepak Alur. Here is his reply
When we first published the Value Object pattern in 2000, we were following the usage of that term in the J2EE community. Subsequently, we realized based on our discussion with leaders in the OO community, that the term Value Object holds a different meaning established years before its usage in J2EE.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
subject: Diffference between Value Object & Transfer Object