[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Support for JAX-RS 2.0

From: Bill Burke <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:25 -0400

On 7/28/2014 3:09 PM, Sergey Beryozkin wrote:
> LOL, it is a classic :-)
> To be honest I'm not sure a formal TCK compliance is what drives users
> to adopt a given framework, there are many, many examples around of the
> frameworks thriving without having a compliance tag of any sort. I won't
> be missing the users who would go away from CXF because it has no such a
> tag at the moment, they'd not stay for long anyway.

I agree 100%. Jboss was uncertified for I think 4-5 years? 2000-2005.
  We couldn't even get Sun to return our phone calls until like 2004.
Fun times!

> FYI: it is a formal fact that a preliminary TCK is freely available to
> Apache and the current Oracle restrictions do not apply to the
> preliminary TCK due to them becoming effective after we tested against
> it. So we thought carefully and decided that we could say it. If Oracle
> tells Apache (not CXF) that the preliminary TCK is also falls under that
> restriction then we'd update the statement. But don't hold your breath
> :-), we hope that there will more positivity going forward in this area...

I'll be sure to point out CXF the next time Oracle gives us grief about
the ultra-fine-print of our licensee agreement!

Bill Burke
JBoss, a division of Red Hat