“Red Hat’s $350 million purchase of JBoss, the open-source
application server company, has the potential to create a new open
source code powerhouse. That’s because it moves Red Hat from being
just an operating system distributor to a provider of a larger
software stack, particularly in middleware.
“Middleware software will generate an estimated $6.5 billion in
revenue this year, predicts the research firm Gartner…”