Professional Open Source
           or
 The Business of “Free”
        Software

       Δημήτρης Ανδρεάδης
       JBoss AS...
JB os s & Me
    2001 – JB oss User



    2003 – JB oss C ontributor



    2004 – JB oss E mployee



    2006 – JB o...
JB os s .org – The Project
    An O pen S ource Java Application S erver*



       Founded by M arc Fleury in 1999
     ...
JB os s Today
    JB oss.org : 30+


    C ommunity P rojects
    20+ M illion D ownloads



    250,000+ Users



    ...
Myth #1


OpenSource
  is Free*

        *as in Beer
JB os s .com – The C ompany

             1999   :
                    EJB-OSS Project
             2000   :
             ...
R ed Hat acquis ition of JB os s (2006)
    R ed Hat offered $350M for JB oss Inc.



    JB oss formed the M iddleware d...
Myth #2


 OpenSource
is not Mature*

        *as in Tomato
Mag ic Quadrant for Enterpris e Application
S ervers (S ource: G artner, April 2008)
Who is us ing JB os s ?
(tip of iceberg)
                                               Media/
   Financial       Travel  ...
The World is
 Flat, really
dimitris .andreadis @ redhat.com
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2008 06 OpenCoffee Xii - Athens - JBoss

  1. 1. Professional Open Source or The Business of “Free” Software Δημήτρης Ανδρεάδης JBoss AS, Project Lead JBoss, a division of Red Hat opencoffee.gr – 00001100 (XII)
  2. 2. JB os s & Me 2001 – JB oss User  2003 – JB oss C ontributor  2004 – JB oss E mployee  2006 – JB oss AS Lead 
  3. 3. JB os s .org – The Project An O pen S ource Java Application S erver*  Founded by M arc Fleury in 1999 − − Backed by a community of developers D evelopers #1 C hoice  Innovative D esign − − E asy to Use LG P L licensed  Freely Use/ istribute/ mbed D E − C ommercial S ervers at $10k - $100k+ −
  4. 4. JB os s Today JB oss.org : 30+  C ommunity P rojects 20+ M illion D ownloads  250,000+ Users  500+ C ontributors  ~32% of the World's Java  E nterprise Applications run on JBoss AS
  5. 5. Myth #1 OpenSource is Free* *as in Beer
  6. 6. JB os s .com – The C ompany 1999 : EJB-OSS Project 2000 : Training & Consulting 2001 : Documentation for sale 2002 : JBoss Group LLC & Support 2003 : Expansion with new OSS projects JBoss Network 2004 : JBoss Inc, Venture Funding, Enterprise JEMS & J2EE 1.4 Certification 2005: : JEMS, JBoss Network, … Partners Production Support Tactical Developer Support JBoss, Inc. Consulting Professional Open Source Documentation Developer Training JBoss Group Small Consultancy 10/00 6/01 1/02 9/02 9/03 1/05 6/05
  7. 7. R ed Hat acquis ition of JB os s (2006) R ed Hat offered $350M for JB oss Inc.  JB oss formed the M iddleware division of R ed Hat  An O pen S ource stack  for the E nterprise, at a fraction of the cost
  8. 8. Myth #2 OpenSource is not Mature* *as in Tomato
  9. 9. Mag ic Quadrant for Enterpris e Application S ervers (S ource: G artner, April 2008)
  10. 10. Who is us ing JB os s ? (tip of iceberg) Media/ Financial Travel Gov Telecom Insurance Entertainment
  11. 11. The World is Flat, really
  12. 12. dimitris .andreadis @ redhat.com

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