why is that bad to be tied to JBoss ?
if I can save thousand of lines of codes because the code is already written in there, is that a bad thing to do it ?
if JBoss offers features others don't have is that bad to use them for the sake of simplicity ?
we are able to add features others cannot do thanks to JBoss :
For instance we can hotdeploy remote additional modules in a Nukes instance without to have to reset anything. Can you do that ?
JBoss enables us to a provide packaged distribution, you unzip and run and you have a Nukes running without doing more.
Franckly I don't see the BIG problem. If we want to use EJB there is a need for an opensource appserver, do you see any other credible opensource server ? because at the end of the day, a lot of OS java CMS will run on JBoss. Don't take it bad but from your installation file :
# App server to use
*** appserver=jboss ***