siliconvalley.internet.com: Q&A: JBoss CEO Marc Fleury
Aug 26, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Q: How do you describe your people?
"The company itself is a tightly knit group. Scott Stark is the
CTO and my first business partner. But we're turning from a loose
company into a real company. We have a mature product and a massive
user base and a growing customer base.
"The open source environment is brutally competitive. The guys
who make it with JBoss Group are people who can really hold their
own code and go through a grueling peer review. That's the best
training ground. It's a small team that puts together a modular,
very cutting edge approach. The technology is sexy and to some
degree, the business of it is sexy and that motivates them.
"Q: The business is sexy?
"Unlike other open source groups that you just do your part and
leave, in JBoss, you do your project, you are ego driven in the
beginning and bit by bit you become driven by other motivating
forces. You stick with it and you become driven by the fact that we
are a technical professional open source group of