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Fleury out at Red Hat

Are the programmers, the individualists, the crazy visionaries doomed to fail in a world that will be dominated by corporate open source companies? Who will gain the financial benefits open source offers, the suits or the people doing the work?
Written by Dana Blankenhorn, Inactive

Marc Fleury left RedHat today.

The JBoss founder had been on the outs with Red Hat management for a while, even complaining publicly about a lack of support for his middleware products.

The end came in the form of a brief statement from a Red Hat spokesperson.

In the spirit of transparency, would like to pass on the information
that Marc Fleury has decided to leave Red Hat to pursue other personal
interests, such as teaching, research in biology, music and his family.
Marc has provided the following statement:  "I have done what I can to
help Red Hat succeed. People need to understand that Open Source is a
tsunami that is transforming the software industry in its wake and its
inevitability is now well beyond challenge or the force of individual
personality."

Fleury never fit in at Red Hat. He's not a MBA. He's a programmer. He built JBOSS, around superstar programmers, committers who he felt deserved more from the fruits of their labors.

All of which leads to this question. Are the programmers, the individualists, the crazy visionaries doomed to fail in a world that will be dominated by corporate open source companies? Who will gain the financial benefits open source offers, the suits or the people doing the work?

 

 

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