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Red Hat Ownership "Not the Huge Positive I was Hoping For," Says JBoss's Fleury

Frustrated By Lack of Specific Investment in JBoss R&D

While assuring a journalist this week that he is not the one "wagging the dog" any longer - a reference to the $400M sale of JBoss to Red Hat - JBoss founder Marc Fleury, who is now "Senior Vice President and General Manager of the JBoss division, Red Hat," expressed frustration at Red Hat's continuing lack of investment in JBoss's ongoing R&D.

Marc Fleury dancing for SYS-CON.TV viewers. Watch video here

Although, since the acquisition, Red Hat "really haven't gotten in the way" (Fleury's somewhat blunt phrase), he noted in the interview that "the R&D really hasn't benefited from a huge investment, which I was hoping for and was the main reason I went to Red Hat."

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Savio Rodrigues 11/27/06 11:39:13 AM EST

Well, if Marc was looking for an R&D bump, he should have calculated how much more Red Hat spends on SG&A (sales, marketing & administrative) vs. R&D compared to Oracle or other large IT vendors. I did it for him here: http://saviorodrigues.wordpress.com/2006/10/05/real_choice_and_half_truths/.

If Marc had done this, he'd have thought twice about Oracle ;-)