JDJ Exclusive: How Long Can BEA Survive Against IBM? IBM Says, "We're
Extending Our Lead Against BEA!" "IBM Has Widened Its Lead Over BEA, Gartner
BEA is expected to announce today that they will open major parts of WebLogic
Workshop and donate it to the open source community in an attempt to stop
losing market share against for example JBoss which is a free alternative to
BEA's more expensive WebLogic licensing and support programs.
With its code name "Beehive," BEA's global goal is to make the WebLogic
Development Framework the world's leading toolset for developing applications
- against competitors IBM, JBoss, and Oracle.
Alfred Chaung's view on this was expressed in a recent interview as follows:
"I think the opportunity and also the challenge at hand is how do we continue
to proliferate Workshop in an exponential way."
Typically the open source project... (more)
(July 10, 2003) - JBoss Group LLC will be offering professional support
services to customers using Mac OS X version 10.3 "Panther" Server, which
features the open source JBoss application server. JBoss Group will offer a
full range of enterprise-level services, including support, training, and
"Apple's decision to embed the JBoss server continues a trend in which many
of the leading hardware, OS and software vendors are bundling our core
technology," said Marc Fleury, president and founder of JBoss Group. "JBoss
is becoming the default standard for building ... (more)
How Long Can BEA Survive Against IBM? IBM Says, "We're Extending Our Lead
As predicted in the May issue of JDJ, the proprietary application server
market is being dominated more then ever before by IBM, with BEA's share
slipping for the second successive year.
IBM's share in 2003, according to the annual study released this week by
analyst Gartner Dataquest, hit 41.3% ($429.7 million) "up from 36.4% in
2002," while BEA's slumped to 27.5% ($286.2 million), down from 29% the
The figures, especially bearing in mind that the total market fell in 2003 by ... (more)
Sun's President: "JavaOne Wasn't About Sun"
It was billed, to the press anyway, as a debate on "The Big Question."
It brought together, in the general session hall yesterday morning at
JavaOne in San Francisco's Moscone Center, seven highly vocal actors on the
technology stage, including: Brian Behlendorf of the Apache Software
Foundation; Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University; Sun's Rob
Gingell, Chairman of the Java Community Process; Rod Smith, VP of Emerging
Technologies at IBM; and the father of Java himself, Sun's James Gosling.
But what was the question? Was it shoul... (more)
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Kodak Wins vs Sun
The trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York in
Rochester involving Eastman Kodak Co and Sun Microsystems will no longer be
entering its penalty phase, as it was otherwise expected it would today. The
parties agreed instead this morning to an out-of-court settlement, under
which Sun has agreed to pay Kodak $92 million for a license with respect to
the three US patents Java has been found to breach..
Accordingly, Judge Michael Telesca has signed an order forma... (more)