Look Out, World, Here Comes Red Hat
Opinion: Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss could be big news for the entire software world. (Linux-Watch)Red Hat acquiring JBoss is big news for the open-source world. It may be even bigger news for the entire software world, though. Red Hat has long been the dominant Linux distributor. Its switch from a retail-box end-user Linux to a subscription-based business distribution made it no friends in the Linux community, but Red Hats bottom line showed that its path was a rip-roaring business success. On the flip side, love him or hate him, JBoss CEO Marc Fleury, with his "professional open source," has made JBosss J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) server and its associated softwareJEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware System)the Java-based middleware stack for businesses.
Put them together and you get a company that can challenge Microsoft across the entire server line.