While dissenting companies, IBM and BEA, have no intention of rejoining JSR-208, or offering any support; they will continue focusing their resources on the creation of related applications. IBM said tersely, "IBM is focusing efforts at business integration around other specs that are further along such as BPEL. IBM continues to participate as a leader in the JCP process."
Sun's Nolan said caustically that IBM and BEA were guilty of "standards voyeurism." He was referring to requests from the two companies to see the JSR-208 specification early on, before anyone else. Nolan said the companies were supporting the initiative because they wanted to preserve their customer base by offering proprietary extensions. He said IBM and BEA would "jump back in" if JSR-208 is successful.
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