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