on a slowdown in sales growth for big-ticket server software,
partly as a result of open-source alternatives.
"The middleware category that is seeing the most price pressure is application servers, software that runs custom-written programs and handles transactions. On top of JBoss, there are other open-source application servers in the market, including Jonas and Geronimo, which are based on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition, or J2EE, standard.
Gartner forecasts that the total revenue from application server license sales will start to decline in 2006.
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