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The JBossWS project is a working example of how the open source development model can lead to real innovation while delivering enterprise level software. JBossWS is a framework for providing webservice features on top of JBoss AS. Instead of just implementing functionalities from scratch, JBossWS provides an integration layer for running three supported open source ws stacks (including Apache CXF and Glassfish Metro) on JBoss Application Server. While this is of course possible thanks to the WS world being quite specified by standards, the whole architecture is interesting because of its ability to both act as a testing framework for the supported stacks as well as the field for delivering additional cross-stack features. I'm going to present in details the architecture layout as well as describe how it allows users to really have an open choice on what stack to run their services on, while getting benefits from common management, tooling, additional features etc. On the other side, I'll introduce and provide samples of how this development model also benefits the supported stacks' communities thanks to the collaboration with them.
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