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5 Reasons Why JBoss Founder Marc Fleury is My Hero

Jun 05, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark R. Hinkle)

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"There is a funny thing about commercial open source software companies as much as they like talking about their community-driven open source heritage they end up doing a lot of things their proprietary counterparts do. Spout off about being enterprise-ready, boast, offer TCO studies, and all manner of other things that make them look like a typical proprietary software company. A lot of them neglect the transparent open source traits that makes them truly disruptive and interesting (see yesterday’s post on SourceFire).

"Open source software is a disruptive technology it's about changing the status quo. Open source is rock and roll while proprietary software is easy listening. That's why I always admired JBoss' Marc Fleury. Marc was and is a bad boy, a rebel, and he played the part to a successful $350 million dollar acquisition of JBoss by Red Hat. Beyond that he was a professional who built a company that was professional and respected grew his customer base and created an iconic software brand. All things that are consistent with open source software, he also seemed to have a good time doing it..."

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