Fleury jumps JBoss ship

“Marc Fleury has decided to leave Red Hat to pursue other personal interests, such as teaching, research in biology, music and his family,” Red Hat said in a statement last week.

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By  Administrator Published  February 14, 2007

JBoss founder Marc Fleury has left Red Hat less than a year after it acquired his open source company.

“Marc Fleury has decided to leave Red Hat to pursue other personal interests, such as teaching, research in biology, music and his family,” Red Hat said in a statement last week.

Red Hat’s US$350million acquisition of JBoss last year allowed the firm to offer customers a complete ‘stack’ of open source products, with the JBoss Java application server and middleware complementing Red Hat’s Linux operating system. JBoss had been operating as a division of Red Hat, with Fleury reporting to CEO Matthew Szulik.

“I have done what I can to help Red Hat succeed,” Fleury said in the statement announcing his departure.

“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.”

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