Last week SpringSource announced a new
Enterprise Maintenance Policy.
This has triggered quite a bit of Web activity (if you read French, check
out Alexis Note)
specially this long
A number of the reactions are negative;
I suspect the biggest problem is not the specifics of the new business model
- there are many valid Open Source business models -
but that this is a change in the assumptions under which many
people interacted with the Spring framework.
One of the advantages we had at GlassFish
is that we designed and advertised the community and enterprise model at the same time.
The TSS thread also reminded me of Scott McNealy's point about
one of the benefits of standards with multiple implementations is that
they encourage vendors to provide good service because the CoE is low.
And I'll insert a plug for the
EJB 3.1 Webinar.
Rail Gauges are a
good example of the "Cost of Exit":
Spain standardized on
Iberian Gauge in the mid-19th century;
there are plans to switch to
but I'll believe it when it happens...
A compilation of today's news of interest:
The NetBeans folks have a new
Introductory Tutorial to Ajax,
now updated to the forthcoming NetBeans 6.5.
Srenga points that the
DataMashup Service Engine from
Part of GlassFish ESB
and also points to
on building a Server-Side Data Mashup.
Screencast on RESTful Comet,
based on her previous posts.
From Peter Mularien a look at
Who is Contributing to SpringSource? using
on SpringFrameworks Core.
BTW, if you do the same with
you will find mostly Sun folks;
the bulk of the non-Sun contribution is in the smaller, reusable components, like grizzly, which makes sense
as that's where people want their specific features in.
apaspai a description of how to configure
GlassFish with Hibernate
and MySQL (in Spanish, sorry, I couldn't resist).
From Montana Grizzlies are
Rebounding from Extinction
(there were already very healthy
On the Web, in Canada, and, more recently, also in
And, from the WebKit folks, reports of substantial improvements on
And Apple does it
this time with Mail, and it