"Expanding on a plan it announced in November 2007 by which Red
Hat said it would capture 50% of the operating system market by
2015, the company announced on February 13 that it intends to also
capture '50% of enterprise middleware workloads by 2015.' The goal
comes as an interesting juxtaposition with the Alfresco Barometer
Survey announced February 12 at the JBoss user conference. That
survey indicated that JBoss was not even the most popular open
source application server. If the latter is true Red Hat will have
a tough row to hoe.
"Let's start with how Red Hat is defining middleware. The answer
is very broadly ('more than just the application server
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