Red Hat acquires jBoss

Red Hat has signed a deal to acquire jBoss.

How will this affect the world of ECM? jBoss has portal and workflow offerings. Although I’ve never seen it in real life, and I’m unsure of its origins, Red Hat does have a portal solution. I have no basis for this opinion but I’d wager that the jBoss portal is more complete than Red Hat’s.

Red Hat tried their hand at content management. Their offering was based on the now-defunct ArsDigita Community System (ACS). If Red Hat wants in to the ECM game they’d have a decent start with jBoss’ portal and workflow. All they’d need is a repository. How ’bout Alfresco?

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