JBoss AS compared to WAS (by Red Hat)

The blog post by Red Hat’s Technical Marketing Manager Shane K Johnson titled Head to Head – JBoss v IBM seems really strange to me, but I’m not too familiar with Red Hat’s competitive JBoss offerings.

Is Red Hat really comparing a perpetual license from IBM for commercial software to a one-year software subscription from Red Hat?

Why would an open source company compare total cost of acquisition instead of total cost of ownership?

I’m not going to get into a discussion of what technical details might be wrong in that post, but I’m seriously confused now.

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