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SpringSource Has Acquired Covalent Technologies

Jan 29, 2008, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"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..."

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