An anonymous reader writes: The Red Hat Network (RHN) and the JBoss Operations Network (JON) have been significant players for the Red Hat service model for a long time, but the software that has been behind them has been private and sourced from a different code base. Today, Red Hat announced with open source systems management vendor, Hyperic, that they will be working together "on the development of a common systems management platform. Development will continue under an open source model."
The involvement with Hyperic is rooted in the JON history as it was OEMed to create this service in 2005. This new open source project is meant to create a repository of common services to be used in future versions of all Red Hat products and adopted into Hyperic products as well, clearing up the mystery on the fate of these two networks. "Both companies will work to maintain, govern and extend management capabilities within the new open source systems management platform project. Additionally, Hyperic and Red Hat will work jointly to include this base in both future Hyperic and Red Hat systems management products." The project will be made available under the GPL.Link to Original Source