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Techworld: Red Hat Heading for Partner Trouble

“Red Hat’s planned acquisition of open-source server provider
JBoss–announced last week–puts the Linux vendor on a ‘collision
course’ with two of its most important partners, Oracle and IBM, an
analyst has said.

“The Goldman Sachs report says the dominance Red Hat Linux among
North American business users along with the coming purchase of
JBoss–a rumoured acquisition target of Oracle’s–is now stirring
the two large enterprise software vendors out of their
on-the-sidelines stance…”


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