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ZDNet Australia: Sun, JBoss J2EE Compliance Tiff Continues

Mar 21, 2003, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

[ Thanks to Con Zymaris for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems has made an important Java compliance test available to JBoss Group--the latest manoeuvre in an ongoing scuffle between the industry giant and the upstart open-source software company.

"Sun last week offered JBoss Group the opportunity to license a set of testing tools to see if JBoss software adheres to the Sun-sanctioned Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification, said Simon Phipps, Sun's chief technology evangelist. If the JBoss Group's Java server software passes the compliance test, it can be certified of J2EE compliant.

"Marc Fleury, founder and president of JBoss Group, confirmed Wednesday that his company and Sun are talking about licensing and certification but said he commenting further would breach confidentiality agreements between the companies. JBoss Group is a commercial company that provides consulting services around JBoss open-source Java software..."

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