"Does SpikeSource represent the next stage in the evolution of
open source software as a serious business tool?
"It hopes so, and it has some significant names to call on: Kim
Polese, its CEO and co-founder, once co-founder of Marimba; Ray
Lane, co-founder of SpikeSource and former president of Oracle;
Bill Joy, SpikeSource director and former chief scientist at Sun
Microsystems; Brian Behlendorf, on the SpikeSource strategic
advisory board and founder of the Apache Software Foundation and
Collabnet; Tim O'Reilly, also on the Spikesource advisory board and
CEO of O'Reilly Media. Polese was the original product manager for
Java at Sun and she seems to be doing a good job gathering a
similar community around her new company..."