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Self-promotion: Gartner selects MuleSource as Cool Vendor in SOA Governance

Gartner likes open source for more than just operating systems and app servers.

UPDATED ON MAY 5, 2008 AT 8:30PM TO FIX BROKEN LINK

I think it's a great thing to see the big analyst firms recognize open source products and companies as key players in today's software world. The fact that Gartner has named MuleSource as a "Cool Vendor in SOA Governance" obviously speaks to the quality of the software, but also to the fact that the analysts who have typically been less open source focused (versus say, Red Monk) are realizing the massive impact that we are having on the market.

According to Gartner, "The cost, complexity and potential vendor lock-in of closed-source technology from infrastructure platform vendors have pushed the desire for open-source technologies past operating systems, application servers and enterprise service buses."

If you read into the Gartner quote, they are now also setting themselves up to be able to talk about open source applications and other infrastructure components. The times sure are changing.

Mule Galaxy is available for downloadand is licensed under the GPL v2.

Disclosure: I work for MuleSource.