JBoss founder Fleury casts Red Hat as OSS dinosaur

Summary:If open source software (OSS) is going to survive, JBoss founder Marc Fleury believes, revenues from companies like Red Hat must start trickling down to the developers. On the heels of Red Hat's inclusion of ObjectWeb's open-source application server, Fleury has a message for the Linux distributor: Grow up.

Marc Fleury
If open source software (OSS) is going to survive, JBoss founder Marc Fleury believes, revenues from companies like Red Hat must start trickling down to the developers. On the heels of Red Hat's inclusion of ObjectWeb's open-source application server, Fleury has a message for the Linux distributor: Grow up. He describes the company as "a packager of third-party technology [that's] not in the business of paying open source developers." By contrast, Fleury adds, JBoss understands the principles of paying its own way, and represents the second generation of open-source companies -- what he calls "professional open source." If Red Hat doesn't refocus its priorities, he predicts, Novell, which recently licensed JBoss' technology,

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