SearchEnterpriseLinux: JBoss Founder: Time is Now for Open-Source Application Servers
Feb 27, 2003, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The case for using an open-source application server has never
been stronger, according to Marc Fleury, president of JBoss Group
LLC, a privately held services company based in Atlanta. Fleury,
the company's founder, was one of the developers of the open-source
JBoss application server technology. JBoss, a no-cost, J2EE-based
server, is currently used in a number of large enterprises.
Fleury's group is positioning JBoss as an alternative to commercial
application servers offered by such vendors as IBM Corp. and BEA
"What is the primary barrier that keeps IT shops from
using open-source software, including open-source application
"Fleury: When people look at open-source, they
feel like they need permission to use open-source. That's because
of the fact that there is some porting involved. This is a problem.
For example, porting applications from Solaris or Windows to Linux
is a significant effort. Porting applications from Oracle to MySQL
is a lot of work, and people don't do it. It's a lot of work for
little additional gain..."