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From "Natis,Yefim" <>
Subject RE: IBM buys Gluecode
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 06:12:07 GMT

I believe that if Geronimo earns a solid technical reputation, it may
overshadow WebSphere despite IBM's plans at the moment.  The tension
between Eclipse and Rational is a somewhat similar situation.

*	Low cost of entry
*	Open Source license
*	Plugable MicroKernel architecture
*	IBM Support
*	IBM high-end extensions, when needed
*	Likely support by many tools and apps vendors (because of IBM)

This will look good to many.

But quality and safety of choice must be impeccable and the product can
not be in the lab for much longer.  Otherwise it may slow down JBoss,
but will not speed up Geronimo.  You can only introduce anything once.
If time passes and IBM/Geronimo looses mindshare - it will be hard to
gain again.



From: Matt Hogstrom [] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: IBM buys Gluecode


Uh uh uh...that was a photo of Dain, not Geronimo :-P


Your reasoning is sounds...let's roll up our sleeves and see what we can


-------Original Message-------


From: Craig Johannsen <> 

Date: 05/10/05 17:46:08


Subject: Re: IBM buys Gluecode


Yes -- I see that, based on the photo, Geronimo will be just out of site
or not all that visible to customers.  :-)

But, what if Geronimo/Joe performs better, scales better, and remains
easier to use than Websphere?  Maybe it has a future beyond SMBs (small
to medium businesses).

Matt Hogstrom wrote:

The answer is here:




-------Original Message-------


From: Aaron Mulder <> 

Date: 05/10/05 15:33:28


Subject: Re: IBM buys Gluecode


  But the question is, in the photo below, which one is Dain?  :)




On Tue, 10 May 2005, Craig Johannsen wrote:

> Hey!  This is a surprise.  Is this ultimately good for Geronimo?  Will

> IBM's business objectives for Websphere distort or limit the vision of

> the Geronimo project?


> IBM buys Gluecode (ZD Net):



> IBM purchase promotes open source (CIO News):




















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