"Sometimes events transpire in the software industry that, when
tied with other events, take on a much bigger meaning. Such is the
case with three different announcements in the last ten days. The
first two got a good bit of press; the last didn't. Let's see how
"First, IBM and Novell announced a new partnership on the
desktop and in relation to IBM's Websphere Community Edition. Aimed
directly at Red Hat's JBoss Application Server, this move is
fascinating in that it represents the prodigal son returning to the
IBM fold, apparently with complete foregiveness for entering that
deal with Microsoft.
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