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BusinessWeek: JBoss vs IBM Spat--An Opening for Microsoft

Sep 28, 2005, 00:15 (5 Talkback[s])

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"JBoss CEO Marc Fleury is spittin' mad these days. His target: IBM. For five years, Fleury has seen his company grow rapidly by selling support and other services around JBoss open-source application server software. This is the market pioneered by BEA Systems and now led by IBM--software for powering Web sites and integrating enterprise applications with one another. By offering basic application-server capabilities at a very low price, JBoss disrupted the commercial market, putting downward pressure on prices. Now IBM is giving him a taste of his own medicine. No wonder he's mad. And no wonder he's now cozying up to Microsoft..."

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