The Inquirer: The JBoss Group Forks
Jun 05, 2003, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by N. Alex Rupp)
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"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..."