While I am trying to catch up on my Davos blogs, I come across the news that Marc Fleury is leaving JBoss. This is in no way a surprise except that it hadn't happened sooner. There was clearly a culture clash between Marc and Red Hat that could not last. Someone said that he is DJ'ing in clubs in Atlanta right now. No doubt his next venture will have something to do with Web 2.0.
It was a coincidence that I was just speaking with Bob Bickel, JBoss's VP of Strategy and Marc's erstwhile collaborator at JBoss. Bob was helping out with some strategy issues that we have and it's good to be able to tap into the experience of both Bob and Marc.
Bob left the software industry entirely and is now training to become a high-school teacher. I spoke to him while he was driving to school at 6:45AM his time to do student teaching. What a change! He said he is also planning on opening a running store in his hometown in Pennsylvania.