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ZDNet.UK: Q&A: Behind the story at JBoss

Apr 01, 2003, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

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"Q: How is JBoss different from the Linux open-source approach?

"A: The difference is that Linux is not really structured commercially, meaning Linus Torvalds is off doing something else. And there is Red Hat as a third-party packager. Whereas we are very much for profit. There is a lot of services in middleware, as compared to Linux, where you do not have so much that you do and consult around.

"Middleware is very consulting-intensive. We have a profitable consulting operation that has all the developers in it. The company grows from inside the group, which is a different model. We're highly structured and commercially focused. We just use open source as R&D and recruitment if you will..."

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