Open source group ObjectWeb is planning a big October, launching a new initiative around Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and hoping to celebrate Java 2 Enterprise Edition certification.
In an interview with vnunet.com, David Richards, a member of ObjectWeb's board of directors, said that ESB promises to solve substantial problems around integration and middleware, and that several big names had shown an interest in coming onboard.
"The kick-off meeting is 4 October. Some major ISVs are going to join us. These are not just software vendors," he said.
"Hardware vendors, a very large systems integrator and two or three Fortune 100 companies are getting involved in this initiative."
Richards was also upbeat about prospects for its existing projects, such as Java Open Application Server (JOnAS).
"The next really big thing is that we expect J2EE certification in October. That is really important for us," he said.
"The core application server for the Red Hat application server is JOnAS, so that means that by October Red Hat Application Server will be J2EE certified."
Richards claimed that certification would intensify competition for JBoss, which recently became the first open source J2EE application server to be certified by Sun Microsystems.
Read the full interview here.
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