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BusinessWeek: JBoss vs IBM Spat–An Opening for Microsoft

“JBoss CEO Marc Fleury is spittin’ mad these days. His target:
IBM. For five years, Fleury has seen his company grow rapidly by
selling support and other services around JBoss open-source
application server software. This is the market pioneered by BEA
Systems and now led by IBM–software for powering Web sites and
integrating enterprise applications with one another. By offering
basic application-server capabilities at a very low price, JBoss
disrupted the commercial market, putting downward pressure on
prices. Now IBM is giving him a taste of his own medicine. No
wonder he’s mad. And no wonder he’s now cozying up to
Microsoft…”


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