Posted by johnm
on November 24, 2003 at 9:44 AM PST
InfoWorld article on Sun considering open-sourcing it's "commercial" J2EE application server.
Hmm... Opening up the Chinese market (that won't pay the ridiculous licensing fees anyway) through the hearts and minds of the developers and hoping that will convince them to buy (expensive) Sun hardware? I'm not so sure about that. Will they buy Sun's services? Perhaps but I'm not going to hold my breath.
In terms of the perennial Sun boogeyman that is Microsoft, going with a viral license such as the GPL would be excellent. Just think... Sun suing Microsoft for violation of the GPL and therefore the GPL getting seriously tested in court!