Picked this up in the news release: http://www.computing.co.uk/itweek/news/2185511/red-hat-promises-double. Basically in an interview, a RHT exec claims they will invest double (supposedly from the existing RD budget?) in the JBoss division.
Yay! that is GOOD news and long overdue. Whatever the reasons for this (I will not presume to speak for RHT, as I wish they would return the courtesy) this has been something that I and other JBossians strongly lobbied for.
Who cares how it came about, the big picture is that it is a promise in print, in time for the next earnings call and this is 110% wonderful news for the JBoss division and shareholders alike. I am sure the developpers will be happy to see some meaningful progress in their daily lives. Finally we can get going on the tremendous potential for the JBoss division's contribution to RHT's bottom line with a real investment in its future, a future of continued commoditization of layers, esp. the middleware SOA layer.