"The rate of open source M&A continues apace, this time
involving two open source software vendors. SpringSource has
announced plans to acquire Covalent Technologies for an undisclosed
fee. At first glance the deal makes a lot of sense as it marries
SpringSource's Spring Framework-related products and services with
the Apache support and services offered by Covalent.
"Coincidentally, as news of the deal filtered through to me I
happened to be on the phone with another middleware player
discussing how Spring and Tomcat formed part of the new open source
stack emerging as an alternative to J2EE and LAMP..."