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More Reaction to Red Hat/JBoss

Apr 11, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])

Linux-Watch: Red Hat and JBoss: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The news has hit the Linux world like a thunderbolt--two of the biggest names in open source were coming together. Red Hat was acquiring JBoss. What does this deal really mean?

"As Scott Donahue, a VP for technology analyst firm The 451 Group, said, 'The acquisition comes as a bit of a surprise.'

"What was really surprising, though, was that Red Hat was the company doing the buying..."

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SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Red Hat/JBoss Pairing Bad News for BEA, Novell

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"Red Hat's $420 million acquisition of JBoss is a case of the other shoe dropping, but it dropped in an unexpected place. Everyone at the recent Open Source Business Conference thought that Oracle would buy JBoss for $400 million.

"So, there's a different name on the marriage certificate. Is that good or bad news? It's both, and here's why..."

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