When the Jetty project was started in 1995, no one knew what the future would hold for Java, much less a small issue tracking system written by Greg Wilkins and submitted to a competition by Sun Microsystems (it won!). Servlets became a thing, and Jetty evolved into an HTTP server and servlet engine. It was further developed through Mort Bay Consulting until 2007, when Webtide LLC was started with one goal. To provide businesses with the services and tools they need to be successful by having direct access to the developers of Jetty.
For over 15 years, Webtide has successfully served as the intermediary between business needs and open source, fully funding the ongoing development of Jetty through services and support with our customers. We exist to serve as the bridge between business needs and the constantly changing landscape of protocols and specifications that make up the internet today.
Our customers directly support the open-source project by working with Webtide as it is entirely owned and operated by the developers of Jetty and CometD!