Saturday, April 01, 2006

An Open-Source Lightning Rod

An Open-Source Lightning Rod: "Brash, outspoken, and frequently insulting, Fleury has clawed his way to the top of the open-source pile over the past six years. Part of the dislike arises because he's a threat. Even though JBoss brings in only $50 million a year in revenues, at most, from providing training, support, and maintenance services to its users, it has siphoned off some hundreds of millions in market value from the likes of BEA Systems and IBM by giving away free software."

Interesting JBoss snapshot; includes speculation about why the Oracle acquisition didn't happen.
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