Red Hat’s JBoss is getting a technology infusion by way of the contribution of the eXo portal.
The eXo portal is now going to be part of a new joint JBoss Red Hat project and does not replace the existing JBoss Portal effort, but could end benefiting it — eventually.
According to a Red Hat blog post,”the new combined project will leverage the best elements and
technologies from the existing JBoss Portal and eXo Portal projects.”
What’s interesting to me is that this is a growth of the JBoss.org community and follows a similar path to other JBoss open source efforts. Back in 2007, JBoss got code contributions from Exadel, which led to new JBoss products.
It will be interesting to see where this new collaboration leads and if the two parties – eXo and Red Hat actually remain separate – (that is Red Hat doesn’t acquire them outright).
“The eXo portal has some impressive functionality in terms of ease of use, UI flexibility and straightforward management administration– JBoss.org’s current portal project has a robust engine, performance and security features, combined this collaboration project will help drive portal capabilities forward,” said Mark Little, Sr. Director of Engineering, Middleware at Red Hat in a statement. “We are pleased that eXo is joining the JBoss Community to collaborate on this newly formed project.”