BEA found JBoss acquisition too expensive News.blog CNET News.com: "'JBoss has been shopping itself around for months,' [BEA Chief Marketing Officer Marge] Breya said, during which BEA and JBoss representatives discussed purchase prices and other details several times.
'At first, everybody was tossing around numbers from $100 million to $200 million. Then we started hearing more,' Breya said. The price tag was way too high compared to JBoss' revenue. 'When you look at that multiple to revenue without a working business model, it was pretty amazing,' she said. "
It's also pretty amazing to think about what JBoss is doing to BEA's business model these days, and how that would be accelerated by an Oracle acquisition.