GlassFish for Commercial Use

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Bartek asks Is GlassFish for Commercial Use? The answer is YES; no ifs, buts or any qualifiers. The license allows it, the code is production quality, there is commercial support for it, there is strong, long-term, comitment to it from Sun, Oracle and the rest of the community, it is improved frequenly, and many people are already deploying commercial apps.

I suspect part of the confusion stems from restrictions on the J2EE 1.4 RI from many years ago; that was a very different product and situation, but misconceptions lag. Since the Red October announcement, Sun has been totally committed to Open Source in all aspects of Software.

I'll add a few relevant hyperlinks later today.


Why are there differences between Glassfish and your commercial app server - one has an installer, the other doesn't? Guys, either live the lifestyle or don't - you just look dumb. Charging for StarOffice add ons that aren't open sourced? Are you doing to have two Solaris versions, too?

Posted by Marian Dorren on December 10, 2006 at 05:08 AM PST #

They both have an installer (and some people like the simpler one better), but the SJS AS installer uses code that has not _yet_ been open sourced. That's all. The plan is to have the same _exact_ bits as soon as possible, and this should happen before FCS for GF v2. - eduard/o

Posted by eduardo pelegri-llopart on December 10, 2006 at 09:10 AM PST #

Posted by jodmcjijs on December 25, 2006 at 07:01 PM PST #

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