December 19, 2007

Red Hat, JBoss committers, and the IBM question

It's one thing to lose a sales team. It's quite another - and much more dire - to lose one's development team, and especially in an open-source company. This isn't to say, for example, that JBoss' sales team isn't worth keeping around: if you're an open-source vendor you know how hard it can be to find salespeople that truly grok open source and sell accordingly.

But development is the lifeblood of an open-source project and company, and if JBoss is losing more than a trickle of its committers, Red Hat has serious problems that it needs to address.

Link: News.com

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