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From Michael McGrady <>
Subject Re: purpose of Geronimo ?
Date Wed, 12 May 2004 22:10:50 GMT

At 12:39 PM 5/12/2004, David Blevins wrote:
>On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 11:07:23AM -0400, Mark D. Hansen wrote:
> > Why is Apache creating Geromino when JBoss provides an open source
> > J2EE container?  Is it because some developers object to the license
> > that JBoss uses?  Or is it because the Geronimo developers feel they
> > can provide a better J2EE implemenation than JBoss?  Both?  Neither?
>Did you know that five of the committers originated from the OpenEJB 
>project?  This includes both project founders, Richard Monson-Haefel and 
>myself.  Did you know the founders of Jetty are also founding members of 
>this project?  The leader of Mx4j also.  Castor JDO.  The list goes on and on.
>Why should any of us have to justify our existence now, after having 
>played in the open source J2EE world for as long as JBoss?  Why is it that 
>when Apache opens their doors to us and provides a place where we can 
>finally collaborate, people call "foul" as if collaboration is a dirty 
>word in open source?
>Exactly what is the injustice here and exactly when did our years of work 
>suddenly become about JBoss?
>David Blevins
>A Founder of Geronimo
>Co-Founder of OpenEJB


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