[This is one of four pieces of Sun news from last week; I actually got to make the announcements at OSCON but was too busy to blog]. We’re open-sourcing Sun’s own Web server (formally the “Sun Java System Web Server”), using (and here’s a surprise) the BSD license; I don’t know if we’ve gone BSD before.
I haven’t been near this software, but our product people claim that it’s the “Leading Web server in the Fortune 100 and Global 250”, and I know for a fact that it’s the one that the benchmark hot-rodders use when they’re trying to set records on SPEC benchmarks (and they do set quite a few).
Jim Jagielski gave us a nice friendly quote for the announcement. Mind you, we can’t compete with Microsoft laying a cool $100K sponsorship on the ASF.