“With open-source contenders competing admirably in markets for
operating systems, Web browsers and Web servers, a few companies
are betting that the development model can succeed in other arenas
“In the past three months, for instance, three different
application server developers have stripped the price tag off their
products and opened up the source code for all to see–and tweak.
While it’s still too early to gauge the success of these projects,
ringleaders say that developer response has been tepid so far”