"Application server maker Lutris Technologies has
pulled its support from the Open Source Enterprise Enhydra project
because the company and Sun Microsystems haven't been able to agree
on an Open Source version of Sun's Java 2 Platform Enterprise
Edition. However, a Sun spokesman says his company has no plans to
give up controls on the compatibility between J2EE-based programs.
Late last week, Lutris released a statement saying it had
stopped hosting the Enterprise Enhydra project at Enhydra.org . In
the statement, attributed to Lutris president Yancy Lind and CTO
Paul Morgan, Lutris says: "While we regret this action, it is
necessary in order to satisfy J2EE licensing restrictions. J2EE has
not been released as Open Source. We attempted for more than a year
to get an Open Source compatible license for J2EE but have not been
successful in this regard. While others in the Open Source
community may find violating the J2EE license an acceptable risk,
as a company Lutris has a responsibility to protect its
Lind and Morgan go on to say Lutris will concentrate its efforts
on several other projects at Enhydra.org not based on a Sun license
and on its commercial projects, including Lutris Enhydra, a
Java/XML application server."
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