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From Richard Monson-Haefel <>
Subject Re: Why solve a problem that doesn't exist?
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 08:22:57 GMT
Hmmm...this type of reasoning always amuses me. Perhaps everyone should just
give up and join Microsoft.

Jack Frosch wrote:

> Open source projects typically solve a problem not addressed by
> commercial vendors, even if the problem is just the price being charged
> for the commercial solution. Yet we already have a very popular,
> open-source J2EE container in JBoss.
> Why must people's egos get in the way of common sense in our business as
> in so many?  Like Microsoft, it appears that just wants to
> control everything - and that's just such a lamentable motivation,
> whether held by Microsoft or
> How about swallowing your pride, giving up your aspirations of
> controlling every popular, open-source, significant project, and just
> embrace JBoss with support, MBean development, etc.?
> Frankly, I'm just dismayed by the Geronimo project and the pettiness of
> the egos driving
> Jack Frosch
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Richard Monson-Haefel
Author of J2EE Web Services (Addison-Wesley 2003)
Author of Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition  (O'Reilly 2001)
Co-Author of Java Message Service (O'Reilly 2000)

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