Virtuas Open Source Solutions in its press statement to announce the rollout of 2006 Apache Geronimo service and support offerings says: Following the December 2005 1.0 release of Apache Geronimo, the J2EE 1.4-compliant pure open source application server has gained much greater mindshare and increased adoption in the enterprise, competing with the likes of BEA’s WebLogic server, IBM’s WebSphere product and JBoss Application Server.
Matt Filios, Virtuas’ President says that “The Apache Geronimo project is poised for a breakout year in 2006 from a global adoption standpoint. The ease of pluggability and lightweight features of Geronimo make it very appealing to many organizations. We want to ensure that they have the knowledge enablement support services necessary to be successful with their use of Geronimo.”
Paul Buck, Director of Gluecode Development at IBM said in a recent interview that “The WAS CE announcement sends a strong signal to the Apache Geronimo community that an ISV thinks they are doing great work, and that Geronimo is ready to take its place in the industry as a top-notch run time that supports a certified J2EE container.”
“With IBM and a diverse open source community already backing Apache Geronimo, I don’t think any other open source app server enjoys the same community investment in both engineering time and proven technology contributions.”
Apache in its reflections for 2005 says “Geronimo 1.0 offers one of the most flexible architectures in the application server market, allowing an unmatched ease of integration via its kernel and GBean architecture.”
What do you think? Will 2006 be a breakout year for Geronimo or will it be ‘just another application server’?