Geronimo - the End of the J2EE Server Market?

, Nov 17, 2004

Sean Gallagher writes about Geronimo, the Apache Software Foundations open source J2EE app server:

Do you hear that giant sucking sound? That’s the air supply for proprietary J2EE implementations being removed from the market.

I am amazed. It’s not that I have anything against Geronimo — I haven’t looked at it seriously yet, but I do believe it’s going to become an alternative many companies will consider. But at the risk of being perceived as an open source basher, here’s an important truth for hypeseekersjournalists:

Just because something is open source doesn’t necessarily mean it has a high quality.

It seems Open Source is starting to slide down into the trough of disillusionment.

On November 22, 2004 12:46 AM, Wolfgang said:

I fully agree. Currently “OSS” seams to be mixedup with “Linux” or “apache webserver”. Of cource these projects are highly supported by big companies like IBM, Sun, HP … and surely have a high quality. But that’s not automaicaly true for all the other projects found on sourceforge or even on apache.org.