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Computer Business Review: The Implications of Red Hat's JBoss Buy

Jun 08, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"The acquisition of open source middleware vendor JBoss by Red Hat, announced last month, will see two of the biggest names in enterprise open source software joining forces, but as the after effects of the announcement showed, it could also have ramifications that will impact IBM, Oracle, Novell and many more software heavyweights.

"Red Hat is paying $350m upfront for JBoss, 40% in cash and 60% in shares, and will pay an additional $70m if the company meets unspecified performance targets. Red Hat's chairman and chief executive Matthew Szulik said the acquisition was based on feedback from customers, partners, and developers that an integrated open source platform was the way forward..."

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