Sun sell a Continuous Integration server. We should have seen that one coming. See Kohsuke Kawaguchi’s announcement. Looks like you buy it as an add-on to the GlassFish stack. Pricing is here. Looks like they’ll support a branch of Hudson, and not the open source releases. That’s not unexpected.
Strategically, it seems like a good idea. They’ve been building their own stack for years, from operating system to web server. Sun just pimped it with a very popular Continuous Integration server. I think It’ll be a good proposition for Java shops. There’s a huge market for Hudson for other platforms, but I’m not sure that Sun will be chasing it.
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