LinuxPlanet: JBoss’ Open Source Plans

“Fueled by a $10 million injection of investment capital, JBoss
plans to keep offering its J2EE application server and other open
source software for free.

“At the same time, JBoss and partners such as Iona and Unisys
are now charging financial institutions, government agencies, and
other enterprises for professional services, according to JBoss
Founder and CEO Marc Fleury.

“Fleury sees JBoss’s emerging software/services business model
as ‘complementary’ to those of other evolving open source players,
particularly Novell. JBoss is also in hiring mode, but only for
certain sorts of ‘professional developers…'”


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