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Gluecode Stuck on Geronimo

Gluecode Software, an open source application infrastructure company, is set to announce added support for Apache Software Foundation's Geronimo application server.

The Apache Geronimo project, announced a year ago, developed an open source, Apache-licensed implementation of the J2EE specification, freely available and licensed under the open source Apache Software License. Geronimo is the result of collaboration by several community groups, including the Apache Tomcat project.

"Geronimo is an assembly point for non-Java, as well as Java technologies," said Alice Chow, Gluecode vice president of marketing. "[Geronimo support] brings more open source developers into the product." Gluecode Portal Server 3.5 and BPM Server 3.5 already run on top of the Tomcat and Apache open source server operating systems.

The El Segundo, Calif.-based company offers enterprise software for business process management and enterprise portal servers, using a model it terms "managed open source."

"Our strategy is to work closely with the open source community and the Apache Software Foundation, take core components and make them enterprise-ready," Chow said. The company said it increases scalability and reliability, handles integration work, provides documentation, tools and testing.

Gluecode Portal Server and BPM Server are licensed under the BSD , which the company believes is better for business customers. "It's a friendly licensing option for companies that want to make sure they can keep their proprietary enhancements," Chow said.

"The support of companies like Gluecode underscores the Apache Software Foundation's commitment to providing an open, collaborative foundation upon which a variety of both commercial and non-commercial activities may be freely pursued," Geir Magnusson Jr., director and PMC chair of the Apache Software Foundation, said in a statement.