Novell Retains JBoss Link Despite Red Hat Move

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Novell Inc has said it remains committed to JBoss Inc's open source middleware stack despite the acquisition of JBoss by rival Linux distributor Red Hat Inc.

Of the two Linux distributors, Waltham, Massachusetts-based Novell has had the closer relationship with Atlanta, Georgia-based JBoss in recent years, having begun to offer support for the JBoss Application Server in July 2004 before ditching its own exteNd Application Server in favor of JBoss AS.

The deal was expanded on March of 2005 with Novell contributing code to the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite.

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