Will You See Open Source J2EE Implementations? Not Likely.
Subject:   Yes, Open Source J2EE will happen!
Date:   2002-02-15 13:51:57
From:   guncarbone
However, open source will probably never be able to use the "J2EE" brand. Sun generates revenues from this branding and is likely very reluctant to give it up. So we'll have projects like or that have J2EE implementations, but not officially be J2EE.

Will that matter? Will a label stop developers from realizing that an open source implementation is really J2EE? Not a chance. Open source succeeds when it does things right, not because it has some label attached to it.