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CNET News: Java Servers Feel the Open-Source Heat

Feb 14, 2003, 14:30 (12 Talkback[s])
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"Open-source software has already shaken up the operating systems business. Now, Java server software makers are feeling the heat.

"Analysts say it's difficult to measure the extent to which open-source Java application servers, such as Tomcat and JBoss, have eaten into the revenue of commercial providers of Java application servers. But the growing popularity of the open-source application servers is undeniable.

"'There are clearly situations where companies are making bets on open-source products to save a lot of money,' said Forrester Research analyst Ted Schadler, citing companies such as search giant Google and office equipment supplier Corporate Express. 'The issue is not so much the quality of the technology, but the quality of the service and support...'"

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