Today SpringSource announced that it is being acquired by VMware, the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Rod Johnson covers the details of the acquisition in his blog post: SpringSource: Chapter Two. In particular, he gives a special message to the community:
Sleep easy – our commitment to open source practices, licenses and traditions will remain unchanged. We expect our contributions to open source to increase. Our open source projects will retain their commitment to enabling user choice. Spring will retain the portability between deployment environments that empowers users.
The combination of the two companies will provide some incredibly exciting technology and make development for cloud based solutions even easier. Congratulations to Rod and all the SpringSource technologists that have worked so hard to deliver great technology and build a successful business.