JBoss-IDE started with an XDoclet plug-in for eclipse in the middle of 2002. Then Hans Dockter met Marc as he participated at a JBoss training in Mallorca and they talked about the possibility of developing a JBoss-IDE.
JBoss Project, headed by Marc Fleury, is composed of over 100 developers worldwide who are working to deliver a full range of J2EE tools, making JBoss the premier Enterprise Java application server for the Java 2 Enterprise Edition platform.
JBoss is an Open Source, standards-compliant, J2EE application server implemented in 100% Pure Java. The JBoss/Server and complement of products are delivered under a public license. With a huge amount of downloads per month, JBoss is the most downloaded J2EE based server in the industry.