This is a week old but I wanted to link to it anyways because it's a very interesting analysis.
So JBoss triggered a phenomenon that they can’t seem to profit from. What to do? Well, one strategy might be to rely on the greater fool theory:
get someone to buy you before anyone’s the wiser that there isn’t a
business here. So far, BEA, Novell, HP, IBM and Oracle seem unwilling
to play that role. Doing this professional open source stuff is harder
than it initially looks!
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