TheServerSide.com: Apache has started a project to create an open source, Apache-licenses implementation of J2EE. One of the core commitments is for the implementation to be fully J2EE compliant. The Apache Foundation has access to the J2EE TCKs, which make the certification possible. The core developers who have “signed up” include members from OpenEJB, Apache, Core Developers Network, Exolab, and more!
This is interesting. JBoss has been fighting with Sun for the past year or so over licensing issues and now Apache is in the game of Open Source J2EE servers. It seems a bit late to me. Why has it taken Sun this long to allow this to happen? At least Microsoft hasn't caught on either.