Commentary: BEA a little late to the open source party

Posted by dave on May 27, 2004 11:21 AM EDT
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According to all the market research firms, BEA Systems has been a leader in the proprietary enterprise application server business for quite some time. In fact, it held the top sales spot in the Java application server market with its WebLogic product line over IBM and Oracle for several years, owning from 25 to 35 percent of the market. Customers say products and services from BEA are good and reliable -- albeit a bit pricey. So why is it suddenly giving away its Workshop toolset code?

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