I wasn’t going to mention Hula particularly, but since the recent announcement it seems the right time. I’ve said basically the same thing on bongo-devel too:

  • I’m pleased to see Novell have finally got something sorted out. I think we were left in the dark too long, and it was supposed to be an open source community.
  • I’m glad to see Messaging Architects look enthused about Hula, and I will watch where they take it with interest.
  • Bongo is still relevant. While I hope MA will run Hula like a true free software project, I don’t think Novell did, and it will be hard to turn that around. The Novell CA which put a few hackers off is still there. I’m hoping that we can work with MA in the future, we’ll just have to see how thing go.

At the end of the day, we started Bongo because we didn’t want to be reliant on the success (or not) of Hula. I think the inverse is true: the success of Hula doesn’t depend on what happens with Bongo. Either or both projects can achieve that success, and that’s what we really care about.