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Article:
  Will You See Open Source J2EE Implementations?
Subject:   J2EE Compliant == J2EE Certified
Date:   2001-10-11 22:35:16
From:   schaefera
The only point which bugs me in this article is the beginning. Because I am a contributor to JBoss the entire discussion did left their marks but the BIG question is what our goal is.
For me it is the chance to create a J2EE implementation able to compete with the big boys and girls and not to make big bucks even I would not mind a raise. Therefore for me J2EE Compliant and J2EE Certified is not the same. When we can create a J2EE implementation compliant with the specification, able to contribute to the creation of future specifications and to drive features we do not need J2EE certifications.
As long as their are enough people willing to try if we are compliant and the word goes around that we are JBoss will has its market share.
Maybe later on when the success of JBoss is big enough JBoss can get enough funds for the certification to gain more momentum which I think is the better than to rely on outside funds especially when the money comes from Sun or any other big player (nobody gives money without a payback).


Enjoy - Andy


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