Will Red Hat Lose Powerful Friends with JBoss Buy?
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."