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siliconvalley.internet.com: Q&A: JBoss CEO Marc Fleury

Aug 26, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"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 developers..."

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