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The Inquirer: The JBoss Group Forks

Jun 05, 2003, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by N. Alex Rupp)

"The JBoss Group has been forked. And I'm here in San Francisco to tell you about it.

"In the corporate world, people come and go. It's the nature of the game. The JBoss Group has suffered losses before and come out strong. But have they ever sustained an attack of this scale? No way. Neither Sun nor BEA could have pulled off something this personally damaging to Fleury's company. The pressure that pulled them apart had to come from within.

"The JBoss Group was never very large, and the numbers on the site skewed reality somewhat in their favor. Those illusions are over now. Today's exodus hit them hard. The JBoss Group's web site indicates a mere eight consultants are left in the world. Only Bill Burke, Scott Stark and Nathan Phelps remain in the U.S. Although he's the lead architect, Bill isn't involved with consulting. Scott is the CIO and while he runs a good number of the training sessions he doesn't do much consulting..."

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