Open Source “Wannabes” and “Girly Men” Who “Doesn’t Create JACK” Buys JBoss, Open Source J2EE VendorBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, April 10, 2006
I found this hilarious blog entry (in present context) by Marc Fleury, CEO JBoss, against RedHat via Blogging Roller site. He adorns RedHat with some choice epithets which I am sure he wouldn’t like to be reminded in present context. So understandably his blog has been sanitized but Google cache isn’t so kind.
Some interesting quotes from Marc Fleury:
“RH is a PACKAGER, not a technology house. How do they DARE call SUN on technology innovation.”
“RH is a packager, it doesn’t create JACK, it doesn’t create Linux, it wraps it up in proprietary shit.”
“Our own talks with RH broke down, RH is NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF PAYING OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPERS, we are, that is why we created JBoss inc. RH wanted to keep the services revenues all to themselves. That is the dirty little secret, so for them to come out and claim they are the open source when we know the reality is distasteful.”
“So to me both SUN and RH are open source “wannabees”, or as one of my developers put “open source girly men”.”
“We are not third party packagers fleecing open source developers and refusing to pay them or corporate entities desperate for some buzz and OSS credibility.”
Update: Register picks up the story.
PS. I wonder how long it will take before the page is removed from Google cache.
Tags: Claim, Open Source