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    April 6, 2007

notd - ZFS in FreeBSD; Technology Adoption as a Sign of Technical Excellence

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FreeBSD Beasty

ZFS
has just been incorporated to the
FreeBSD code base
([title="Original Announcement of Project from Aug'06">1],
[title="Announcement to OpenSolaris Forum - Apr 5, 07">2]).
And it has been previously reported that ZFS will be in Leopard
(Mac OS X 10.5)
([title="Screencast of Disk Utility">1],
[title="Artile from World of Apple.COM">2]).

These are good signs for ZFS.
In the world of Open Source,
adoption of a technology by an outside community or project is a clear indicator of
technical excellence
(although not always - sometimes licensing and other issues get in the way).

Closer to
home,
I see clear technical excellence in the large adoption of the
JAXB RI
(JBoss, TmaxSoft, Geronimo, WebLogic Server, Jonas, many others)
and the increased adoption of the
JAX-WS RI
(WebLogic Server, TmaxSoft)
and
Grizzly
(Jetty).


There are other GlassFish modules that have noticeable outside adoption including
JSF,
JSP
and
TopLinkEssentials.
Projects like
jMaki
and
Phobos
are generating a lot of buzz but, to my knowledge, are not yet incorporated
into outside projects.
GlassFish, in toto,
is also being adopted:
it is included in several OpenSolaris distributions
and in Ubuntu, and also in
NetBeans
(we are very open to expanding that list with additional distributions;
if you are interested, just contact us).

I hope that, over time, we will have more and more adoption of
GlassFish projects.
And, where appropriate, we may end up adopting external projects and
resist the NIH syndrome;
our goal is technical excellence for the users of GlassFish.

Note: When I have a moment I'll add links to the
above assertions;
in the meantime just do a search at
TheAquarium.

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