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Saturday, July 09, 2005
(Via Businessweek) Marc Fleury, Founder of Jboss, is skeptical of the new generation of open-source startups now being funded by VCs. He sees some momentum in the opensource adoption. He points out to a funny [ramp] to adoption in open-source where you have a very high barrier. The perception to open-source [used to be that] it's dirty - nice IT managers don't do that. But once the developers started playing with it, [there] was definitely a bottom-up movement. What's going on now is the reverse. It's a top-down movement. It's really the [top executives] now that are saying, “We’ve tried this open-source thing in production, and it works. The support is supposedly there. Let's make this the corporate standard." Today Jboss powers the reservation engine for Travelocity, monitor the power grid at California ISO [a nonprofit organization that regulates the flow of electricity in California] – clearly mission-critical environments. Jboss makes money when the large [corporate customers] want to standardize and they need a relationship with a vendor.
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