Sun, JBoss Still at Odds Over J2EE
JBoss claims Sun is 'stonewalling' the company in its attempts to resolve the dispute over compatibility issues.The standoff between Sun Microsystems Inc. and The JBoss Group LLC over Java 2 Enterprise Edition compatibility continues, with both sides pointing fingers. Although both Sun and JBoss had signaled a willingness to come to terms on the issue of J2EE compliance, "its a bit stalled and [Sun is] back to stonewalling us," said Marc Fleury, president of Atlanta-based JBoss Group. Sun has claimed that JBoss, the maker of the open-source JBoss Java application server, is trading off the J2EE name without having passed certification as compliant based on a suite of J2EE compliance tests.
Sun brought the issue of JBoss J2EE compliance to the fore in March, saying JBoss is competing unfairly with the rest of the J2EE community by selling its product without getting certified and was at risk of splitting the Java community.