James Dickens has an imaginative view on this story: HP Embraces Open Source as Well as Linux.
(Although the title would seem to indicate that HP don't see Linux as Open Source?)
On reading the article:
"we've made Linux one of our three key operating systems: Windows, Unix and Linux."
If I were Linux, I would be less than impressed at being put in that group, especially with HP's commitment to Unix. Then:
"no sizable company sitting behind J2EE."
I'm not sure Sun, IBM, or BEA would be impressed by that statement! But then:
"HP is making both JBoss and MySQL products and services into part numbers to make selling them easier to HP's customers."
Ah, right. Sell. Just a straight moneymaking ploy, then.
HP have got one thing right, though:
"tremendous need for Unix systems."
Presumably not from HP, though. They're going down with Itanic, trashing Tru-64, and going nowhere with HP-UX.