BusinessWeek: Redemption for Jboss's Boss
Oct 20, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Kerstetter)
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" It was hardly the proudest moment in Mark Fleury's life.
Nearly broke after his first company went under in 2001, Fleury,
with his wife, Nathalie, their new daughter, and their dog, gave up
on Silicon Valley and moved into his in-laws' house in the leafy
Buckhead section of Atlanta. 'Silicon Valley was not good for us,'
says Fleury. 'It was too expensive.'
"But Fleury's defeat was only temporary. He had an idea. A
physicist by training who fell in love with Sun Microsystems's Java
programming language while working as a salesperson there, Fleury
helped develop a computer program called the JBoss application