2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2005 2:31 PM by ccsaxton


    ccsaxton Newbie

      Is partnering with Microsoft a good idea? There is a lot of negative press at the moment and I have to beg the question why Microsoft wants to partner with JBoss??

      Microsoft is pushing .NET as their standard for enterprise level application servers yet they want to bolster a J2EE implementation which is in direct competition to .NET ... this sounds dubious and I think that you are treading on thin ice in taking this route ... All you had to do with the IBM issue is stick to what you know best and move with your product not bring in other big guns to try and bolster your position. I will be looking at other alternatives to JBoss because of the problems I can see coming your way!!

        • 1. Re: Microsoft?
          Sacha Labourey Master

          Which negative press do you mention? I see LOTS of positive press.

          If you give me your e-mail address, I can send you some nice articles to read.



          • 2. Re: Microsoft?
            ccsaxton Newbie

            The press I am talking about is how Microsoft are handling open source issues and the open documents saga that is going on at the moment.

            If you look throughout history you will see that partnerships with them mostly benefit themselves and not the partners. There are a lot of people in the industry, end users and companies, who just don't trust Microsoft...I know that IBM is just the lesser of 2 evils but my original question still stands...How does a J2EE server fit in with their .Net strategy ... are you not wondering yourselves how this will playout?

            Just being seen to be partnering with Microsoft is going to set some alarm bells ringing. This is a company that basically labeled open source as a virus and the GPL as a communist tool...sleeping with the devil isn't going to help!

            You state that you want to get JBoss working more closely with Microsofts platform but shouldn't it be Microsoft doing this? It wouldn't be hard for them to implement the specific interfaces that are required for Active directory for instance. Are the implementations going to be under the LGPL or are they going to be tied to a more 'open standard' Microsoft license?

            Just my opinion...if it had been Microsoft 10 years ago then I wouldn't have been so cautious but over the last decade their trustworthyness has been questioned over and over again.