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Is Marc Fleury Coming Back?

Six months into his $350 million Red Hat adventure, the speculation is that he's not coming back after his three-month leave

Six months into his $350 million Red Hat adventure and JBoss head Marc Fleury, middleware's outspoken bad boy, is on three-months a-heck-of-a-time-to-take-it paternity leave - with the usual speculation that he's not coming back - after he mouthed off to eWeek about how "I went to Red Hat to get an investment in the JBoss R&D division to grow it quickly" and how "That still really hasn't happened….We invested in sales, support and marketing, but this is really the operational side. The R&D really hasn't benefited from a huge investment for which I was hoping and was the main reason I went to Red Hat."

He also threw in his observation that Red Hat was "too religious" and how "We don't have time for dogmatism" and that "There's a little bit of hurt romanticism within Red Hat, where they say, 'No, no, our partners still love us.' Yes, they do but they're going to try to kill you as well. And that's the name of the game at this level."

Wonder how his non-compete reads.

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Enterprise Open Source News Desk 12/16/06 04:22:02 PM EST

Six months into his $350 million Red Hat adventure and JBoss head Marc Fleury, middleware's outspoken bad boy, is on three-months a-heck-of-a-time-to-take-it paternity leave - with the usual speculation that he's not coming back - after he mouthed off to eWeek about how 'I went to Red Hat to get an investment in the JBoss R&D division to grow it quickly' and how 'That still really hasn't happened?.We invested in sales, support and marketing, but this is really the operational side. The R&D really hasn't benefited from a huge investment for which I was hoping and was the main reason I went to Red Hat.'