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siliconvalley.internet.com: Sun, JBoss Bury Hatchet on J2EE Spat

Nov 19, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)

"After refusing to pay Sun Microsystems licensing fees for its Java test certification kit, open source consultancy JBoss Group has buried the hatchet and ponied up in order to gain a J2EE certification.

"The two companies had been involved in a long-running, acrimonious debate over licensing fees for the JBoss application server software. After calling off talks earlier this year, the two companies finally got back to the negotiating table in June, which led to today's agreement.

"JBoss Group officials said the deal was deliberately timed to coincide with Sun's overall marketing strategy to tout the inclusiveness of the Java community as it announced the approval of J2EE v1.4 Tuesday afternoon. The new specification will be available as a free download here Monday..."

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