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
"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..."