The story of JBoss mirrors some of the hottest trends in IT today. The company's open-source implementation of the J2EE standard now carries enough weight to influence J2EE3 and beyond, and its innovation in aspect-oriented programming is reverberating around the entire application development world. In this conversation recorded at JavaOne, JBoss Founder, Chairman and CEO Marc Fleury speaks with guest producer Scott Mace
about the state of professional open source, Java and EJB3, Eclipse, .Net, Mono, application development for rich Internet clients, Red Hat's success and detractors, Sun's detente with Microsoft, and why trained physicists such as himself make good Internet application innovators.
Born in Paris in 1968, Marc Fleury got his Ph.D in physics from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He started in Sales at Sun Microsystems France and then moved to the US where he worked on early Java enablement of SAP at SAPLabs. Marc started the JBoss project in 1999. An ex-lieutenant in the paratroopers, Marc holds a degree in Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, a master in Theoretical Physics from the Ecole Normale ULM and was a visiting scientist at MIT during his thesis. Marc's research interest focuses on aspect oriented middleware.