GlassFish v2: Open for Business
Source: Sun Microsystems
Open-source software is becoming a very attractive choice for a lot of companies and their in-house developers. That's because the community can freely acquire and upgrade the source code for open-source software. This usually means that the software improves at a much faster rate than does proprietary software, and the upgrades are often more in tune with what companies and their developers actually want. And its low cost - open-source software is usually free - doesn't hurt matters either. That translates into a lot of interest and a quickly expanding amount of use. However, companies have not trusted open-source software to manage their business-critical applications or to handle high-load, high-transaction environments.