Posted by danese
on June 27, 2005 at 10:30 AM PDT
Today announcement of GlassFish going open source should be chalked up to the persistence of our pal Jim Driscoll.
As I was leaving Sun a few months ago, I said there were still lots of good Sun people who were working to promote more open source. Today's release of J2EE reference implementation under CDDL is a tribute to the ongoing persistence of J2EE Director of Engineering, Jim Driscoll.
A couple of weeks ago I got a call in Bangkok from Jim, who was calling (me as OSI representative) to talk about Sun's plans for GlassFish. He's been soldiering away on this topic for several years now and it seems he's finally prevailed. Yeah, Jim!. I checked with Geir Magnussen yesterday, and it seems Apache considers CDDLv1.0 license to be recombinant with ASLv2.0. I think that means that Geronimo can pick up any remaining things they need.
And Jim's team finally gets to work in Open Source! Jim is an Apache guy from way back (just to pal around with James Duncan Davidson and Jason Hunter), so he knows what to do :-)