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Open Source is an Operations Business: Red Hat's CEO Switch

Dec 24, 2007, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I was talking with a friend this morning who used to work at JBoss. He made an interesting point: Rob Bearden, the COO at JBoss, was perhaps the biggest reason for JBoss' success. Not because he was out proclaiming freedom to the world: that was Marc Fleury's strength and he did it extremely well, bringing visibility and downloads to JBoss. Nor because he was a Bob Bickel figure, thinking up the strategies that would take the company forward.

"No, Rob Bearden's strength was in demanding that the trains run on time..."

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