Red Hat's Red-Hot Deal: "The new challenge for Red Hat will be navigating existing partnerships that could become thorny as a result of the JBoss deal. Red Hat has key relationships with companies like IBM (IBM) and Oracle that have worked hard to evangelize Linux and Red Hat -- but will now compete more directly with Szulik & Co. Szulik says such concerns are overstated. '(Software companies partnering and competing) goes on everyday,' he says. 'This is a [sign] of the maturing aspect of Red Hat's management and model.'"
There are some other important considerations, e.g., IBM's acquisition of Gluecode