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Daily Spin: JBoss Finds Open Source Home

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JBoss Finds Open Source Home

Is it fair to say that open source software will be the prime driver of next-generation service oriented architectures?

That certainly seems to be the case this week as Red Hat Inc. gobbled up open-source application server vendor JBoss Inc. in a deal valued at $350 million .

The deal cements Red Hat's open-source credibility while also moving them into a highly competitive new market space -- integration middleware. The acquisition also leaves larger vendors in the space -- including initial JBoss suitor Oracle but also IBM, Sun and others -- scrambling in the aftermath to make sure they have their own open source stories in place.

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