Damn, I tried to come up with a funny reply to this but came up empty :(
I could be wrong about this, but, I think the original name of the project was "EJBoss" but Sun sued them for trademark infringement or somesuch. So they dropped the E. I assume Sun can't copywrite every Java related word with a "J" in it.
EJB OSS minus E due to legal
JBoss is short for EJBoss. (EJBoss is considered a violation of Sun trademarks)
EJBoss stands for, if I remember correctly, Enterprise JavaBeans Open Source Software (as coined by Rickard).
JBoss used to be EJBoss if I'm not mistaken. It was the concatentation of EJB and Boss. However, Sun did not like the use of EJB in their name, so they dropped the E and went with JBoss.
but, if this is true - could i call myself 'JStaff' ? or, is it allowed by 'who would not be named' to call me and myself 'EJStaff' ?
> EJBoss stands for, if I remember correctly,
> Enterprise JavaBeans Open Source Software (as coined
> by Rickard).
coined by me :) rickard came along during EJBoss 0.x
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