Linux-Watch: Red Hat and JBoss: The Good, The Bad, The
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
“The news has hit the Linux world like a thunderbolt–two of the
biggest names in open source were coming together. Red Hat was
acquiring JBoss. What does this deal really mean?
“As Scott Donahue, a VP for technology analyst firm The 451
Group, said, ‘The acquisition comes as a bit of a surprise.’
“What was really surprising, though, was that Red Hat was the
company doing the buying…”
SearchOpenSource: Golden’s Rules: Red Hat/JBoss Pairing Bad
News for BEA, Novell
[ Thanks to Jan
Stafford for this link. ]
“Red Hat’s $420 million acquisition of JBoss is a case of the
other shoe dropping, but it dropped in an unexpected place.
Everyone at the recent Open Source Business Conference thought that
Oracle would buy JBoss for $400 million.
“So, there’s a different name on the marriage certificate. Is
that good or bad news? It’s both, and here’s why…”