Announcing Open Source Web Server
By jyri on Jan 13, 2009
I'm happy to announce that our Web Server product (about which I've been writing here for a few years now) is now open sourced and available as part of the OpenSolaris Web Stack community!
Well, technically it is not exactly the Web Server product, since the open sourced code does not include some of the value-add components such as the administration framework. But it is the real deal, the massively scalable web server core which is used in the JES Web Server 7.0 product is now all open source!
This marks another milestone in the very long history of this web server. Back in the 90's this was the Netscape Enterprise Server, which later morphed into the iPlanet Web Server during the Sun|Netscape Alliance. After some years it was renamed the SunONE Web Server and most recently renamed again to the JES Web Server (Sun just like to keep you confused, thus the constant renaming of the product!)
The code is placed under BSD license, this should allow for good cross pollination with other web tier projects.
Source code is available via:
% hg clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/hg/webstack/webserver
Build instructions are here: http://wikis.sun.com/display/wsFOSS/Build+Instructions
(The code itself is highly portable as you can see based on the supported platforms of the commercial product. Building on other platforms is a bit more involved due to dependencies so the build instructions only cover the more flexible platforms.)
(edit: adding link to top level info page)
More info here: http://wikis.sun.com/display/wsFOSS/Open+Web+Server