[Gllug] Re: Is Microsoft too dominant?

Simon Stewart sms at lateral.net
Thu Jul 25 14:57:53 UTC 2002

On Thu, Jul 25, 2002 at 03:07:56PM +0100, Alain Williams wrote:
> IBM alone has committed $1 billion to marketing and development of
> open-source software. Companies and organisations that are using
> Linux-based systems in part of their operations range from Shell,
> Boeing, Nokia, BMW and HSBC's bank in Brazil, to China's post office
> and the Aberdeen council in Scotland.

I've got a feeling that this could be using JBoss 3 as well. There's
been a couple of posts from Brazilians on jboss-user asking about the
best way to handle data transfer objects with CMR. The give-away were
the references to banking and satellite transmission that they made.

If so, that's fantastic. I'm a big JBoss fan, and to hear that they're
running on Linux too can only be a Good Thing. I'd trust it a lot more
than Natwest and their NT 4 based systems. Why? Because I've got the
oppertunity to sort things out. Also, I've seen the JBoss and Linux
communities sort problems (especially security) with frightening
speed. The same, OTOH, can't be said for Micro-"full disclose"-soft



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