> It costs $20k
Please provide a reference to this information. I don't believe you for one second.
Looking at how successful the JBoss Group is in selling their JBoss server training, it would take them less than a week's worth of work to get this amount of money if that was all it would take (which it is not). Just in case you are able to do a little research, go dig out why Lutris for example couldn't get certified *while distributing source for their product*. You can read, can't you?
> ask everyone who uses JBoss to contribute $1
They would not need to ask anything. But then, the sum you fathomed up is not in any way in touch with the reality here.
> I know I'd contribute to getting this product certified
Yeah right. blah blah blah. I don't see you contributing jack shit. "But I *would*," you say. Yeah never heard that one before.
Big mouth, little hands.
> I'd be much happier if you DIDN'T make that choice.
No one is asking you, you do not contribute in the integration work or maintenance of Tomcat integration. Tomcat was the only supported servlet engine for long while. It made sense to go with another product where the core developers are much more responsive and capable of meeting the needs that exist to integrate a servlet engine into a J2EE platform. Tomcat had its chance, now it looks like Jetty is much more better option. But hey, it's all open source. Go ahead and work on Tomcat integration. No one is stopping you. I will however bet my $1 of "certification donation" that you're unable to produce a single line of solid code.
> I don't trust you.
Read the fucking LGPL license. When you understand it, come back again.