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"I don't have to work anymore," said Dr. Marc Fleury in an amusing aside during a recent interview with SYS-CON.TV, from his office in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. He was referring to how his role as CEO is changing from start-up entrepreneur to manager of a more mature company, as JBoss continues to grow and experience new levels of success. Whereas in the early days he "wrote tons and tons of code," today he is more focused on the organizational and customer-related challenges common to any fast-growing company. Fleury says his company is taking square aim at IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic, with a current staff of 150 people and a commitment to customer service. "We don't make any money on license revenue, of course, so customer service is everything to us," he told SYS-CON in remarks before the camera started rolling. During the interview, he outlined the way h... (more)

OIN's Rosenthal: "We Have Adequate Funding for What We Need to Do"

Ex-IBM executive Jerry Rosenthal was recently appointed as CEO of the newly formed Open Invention Network (OIN), a company founded for the purpose of correlating and licensing Linux-based IP and funded by five companies with an interest in Linux. Rosenthal recently took a few minutes for an exclusive interview with Enterprise Open Source Magazine and SYS-CON Media, during which he outlined the company's mission and worked to dispel talk that it was funded at levels significantly less than originally intended. "(Although) I'm not going to get into speculation and rumors," he said, "... (more)

Marc Fleury's JBoss Blog: "JBoss Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Red Hat"

JBoss Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Red Hat Despite being a scientist, or more likely because of it, I am actually extremely superstitious. In December 2002, I wrote "Blue," or "Why I love EJBs," followed up by "White", or "Why I love Professional Open Source" in April 2003. However, I never got around to writing the third and final installment in the trilogy: "Red." Partly because I got lazy and partly because I always felt it wasn’t time to write it, the future I wanted to write about was still being defined. Red was intended to be a vision of the IT futur... (more)

EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor to Speak at SYS-CON's SOA Enterprise Open Source Event in June

Andy Astor is co-founder, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. Prior to EDB, he was a vice president at webMethods, Inc., where he was responsible for technical marketing, corporate acquisition integration and standards leadership and evangelism. While at webMethods, he was elected twice to the Board of Directors of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), and he served as that organization's Marketing Chair. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Andy is also on the International Advisory Board for SOA Web Services Journal. Astor's Session Description This sess... (more)

rPath Signs Vindicia As An rBuilder And rPath Linux Customer

rPath announced it signed Vindicia, as an rBuilder and rPath Linux customer. Vindicia provides chargeback management and payment logic services for digital merchants. “Due to our status as a Payment Card Industry (PCI) service provider, we face a very high level of regulatory hurdles,” said Brett Thomas, Vindicia CTO. “Our previous solution lacked the level of control and capabilities required prior to a critical PCI audit.” Using rBuilder, Vindicia can wrap applications with rPath Linux and related open source components in a tightly integrated, high-perfor... (more)