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Connecting Dots

Aug 17, 2007, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Webbink)

"Sometimes events transpire in the software industry that, when tied with other events, take on a much bigger meaning. Such is the case with three different announcements in the last ten days. The first two got a good bit of press; the last didn't. Let's see how they connect.

"First, IBM and Novell announced a new partnership on the desktop and in relation to IBM's Websphere Community Edition. Aimed directly at Red Hat's JBoss Application Server, this move is fascinating in that it represents the prodigal son returning to the IBM fold, apparently with complete foregiveness for entering that deal with Microsoft.

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