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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Glam Hides Middleware Flaw

Apr 15, 2006, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"We're always tickled when virtually all of the press and analyst community gets caught with their collective pants down--including us. So Red Hat and JBoss' mutual announcements that Red Hat was to acquire JBoss and the technology world's reaction of 'wha--?!?' delivered a veritable gleefest.

"At first, the reactions were predictable: After the initial 'holy mackerels!' analysts settled into two camps. On one side was the Red-Hat-is-going-to-totally-rock-the-middleware space crowd. On the other side was the Boy-is-everyone-going-to-be-mad-at-Red-Hat crowd. This latter set of punditry strikes us as a bit disingenuous. If everyone based their business actions on not upsetting other people, we highly doubt anything would get done. Besides, much as we hate to say it, it's not like IBM's WebSphere was making a big impact on the app server space, anyway..."

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