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VMware's open-source Java framework specialist SpringSource has acquired Rabbit Technologies, a UK-based outfit that offers an open source messaging platform for systems floating across so-called infrastructure clouds. "We believe that messaging is a key technology in cloud computing," SpringSource general manager Rod Johnson …


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  1. Kal

    AMQP...not dead?

    I thought AMQP had been delcared fundamentally flawed ?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    "This is evidence of the seriousness with which VMware takes open source"

    Am I the only one failing to see how this constitutes evidence?

    Buying a company that releases an Open Source product, doesn't really prove anything except your buying power. Maybe in 12 months, you can use the fact that you haven't relicensed the product as evidence though.

    And the talk about open communication in the cloud is a bit of a 'duh' statement.

    A/C because I'm not that open about my communication

    Paris because I'd like to communicate how much I want her open.

  3. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Loose Lips Sinks Ships and Embattled Cruisers

    ""We're not really at liberty to talk about it, because most of the common usage is in the financial sector, and those guys tend to be a little secretive," Johnson says."

    :-) With the dead head, dead wood guys at the top in that particularly dodgy sector being petrifying paranoid too and increasingly worried about their liberty, or even worse, their future viability and present requirement. And would that be something of their own making, with no one else to blame but themselves?

    You bet your sweet ass/fanny, it is!

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Built on Erlang

    Interesting that a big Java shop picks a messaging system written in Erlang, in preference to all the Java-based ones out there...

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