I am personally excited to tell you that JBoss has accepted an acquisition offer from Red Hat. The goal of JBoss has always been to promote and accelerate the adoption of Open Source and the Professional Open Source Model and we are excited to be joining the largest independent open source provider. Together we will further expedite the development and adoption of new innovative open source products.
Red Hat recognizes that the developer community plays a pivotal role in the success of JBoss and will invest significant resources in the JBoss developer community with more extensive online education, additional training options, and other initiatives to help ensure their continued support and success.
JBossESB will continue as a JBoss Professional Open Source project. Both Red Hat and JBoss are dedicated to open source licensing models and will ensure that JBoss products will continue to be offered under business-friendly open source licenses. The combined companies will also remain dedicated to providing excellent and professional support services to our customers and partners.
I am convinced that the Red Hat acquisition will lead to continuity and growth for our developer community. For full details, please visit the JBoss website: www.jboss.com/redhat.