4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2005 3:45 AM by Stefan Mayer

    Tomcat a JBoss project??!

    Ike TheOne Newbie

      Can somebody please explain to me how JBoss can claim that Tomcat is a JBoss project? Even if they are a big contributor or even if they do employ the major committers, it is still an Apache-Jakarta project is it not?

      I think this is missleading and disingenuous. If anybody has a logical, mature explanantion for this brand hijacking, by all means, prove me wrong.

        • 1. Re: Tomcat a JBoss project??!
          Anil Saldanha Master

          And who told you that JBoss owned Tomcat?

          Tomcat is an Apache Jakarta project and Jboss supports Tomcat by including it as the default web container and employing the lead developer.

          Jboss provides training and production/development support of Tomcat.

          I would be interested to know why you had the thought in the first place.

          • 2. Re: Tomcat a JBoss project??!
            Scott Stark Master

            There is a tomcat/jboss project for the embedding of tomcat the apache project in jboss.

            • 3. Re: Tomcat a JBoss project??!
              Ike TheOne Newbie

               

              "anil.saldhana@jboss.com" wrote:
              And who told you that JBoss owned Tomcat?

              ...

              I would be interested to know why you had the thought in the first place.


              Maybe because it's listed on the left navigation of the JBoss.com site under the heading "JBoss Projects"?

              There is no explicit reference to it being an external project hosted at Apache. To a casual/new user visiting the jboss.com web page, it looks like a JBoss property, much like any of the others listed there.

              Other organizations respectfully list external projects under their own category (e.g. the associated projects sub-head at http://www.springframework.org/).

              JBoss can do what ever they want, of course, but I just think this is, purposely or not, an unethical approach. Definitely missleading. You can take it as advice or whatever you choose to.

              • 4. Re: Tomcat a JBoss project??!
                Stefan Mayer Newbie

                 

                "ikester" wrote:
                JBoss can do what ever they want, of course, but I just think this is, purposely or not, an unethical approach. Definitely missleading. You can take it as advice or whatever you choose to.


                ... but you have to be very carefull if you want to use jboss on your website:
                http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=36995 (search for Brockhaus)