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JBoss.org: Sun'S J2EE Standard Needs JBoss

Sep 04, 2002, 11:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Fleury)

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"When asked about JBoss (Open Source J2EE-based application server) in his August interview with Linux Magazine, Sun Microsystems' CEO, Scott McNealy claimed in so many words that Open Source is hampering Sun's ability to effectively market J2EE against Microsoft's competing .NET standard.

"Marc Fleury, founder of JBoss and President of JBoss Group LLC responds:

"On the contrary, I would argue that Open Source and JBoss in particular are already Sun's best defense against Microsoft .NET. Only Open Source has proven uniquely resilient to a Microsoft onslaught. In the same way that Linux has prevented MS NT from dominating the server operating system, JBoss will prevent .NET from making serious inroads into the application server tier, the crucial gateway to enterprise software applications..."

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