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InfoWorld: Open Source: Key Projects Turn Pro

Jan 03, 2007, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"Throughout 2006, Linux and open source continued their march toward the mainstream of enterprise software. Perhaps no one event exemplified this trend more than Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss in April. With JBoss's Java technologies under its wing, Red Hat is no longer merely a Linux vendor; it's become an open source powerhouse, able to offer its customers a complete application software stack.

"The year's successes for open source did not come without conflict, however. The roster of companies involved in open source now reads like a list of the world's largest enterprise software vendors. For once, key open source projects are backed with real dollars, but there's also an unfortunate downside..."

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