Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Hitting the web today is word that Red Hat's JBoss is planning to move to a similar development model to Red Hat Enterprise Linux / Fedora (eWeek article). Starting this June, JBoss will have a bleeding-edge community edition of its software (similar to Fedora) while there will still be the stable and finely-tuned version of JBoss that comes after testing and stabilization from the free version (similar to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux path). No backward compatibility is guaranteed with the free edition. The new JBoss will have a publicly available source-code control system in addition to the binaries for the free Fedora-like version. This news is coming after last week's announcement of GlassFish, JDK 6, and Java DB 10.2 being available from Ubuntu's Multiverse repository. Will we soon be encountering a heated face-off between Sun Microsystems and Ubuntu against Red Hat and JBoss?