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Analysts weigh in on whether Oracle and IBM will now turn their backs on Red Hat, and what that might mean for HP, Novell and the open-source community.
Does Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss for $350 million conflict with the very cozy relationship that has existed between Red Hat, IBM and Oracle?
Some analysts think it does.
"IBM and Oracle now clearly see JBoss as a major competitive threat and will be less likely to favor Red Hat going forward," said Scott Donahue of analyst firm Tier 1 Research, a division of The 451 Group.
"We also predict that there will be cultural clashes between JBoss CEO Marc Fleury and Red Hat CEO Matt Szulik going forward."