Marc Fleury is a Franco-American computer scientist, physicist, musician and businessperson. He is a pioneer of the Open Source movement and the creator of JBoss, an open-source Java application server.

Marc Fleury
Known forJBoss

Early life and educationEdit

Fleury was born in Paris, France, to a French father and Spanish mother, and came to the US in the early nineties to work on his doctoral thesis as a visiting scientist at MIT. He earned his Ph.D.from the École Polytechnique, in Paris, France in 1997. He holds a Masters in Theoretical Physics from the École Normale Supérieure.[1] rue d'Ulm (1993). His undergraduate degree was in Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (1992). He served in the military, as a paratrooper, with the rank of lieutenant in the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment.[2]

Software Entrepreneur: JBossEdit

Fleury worked in France for Sun Microsystems before moving to the United States where he has worked on various Java projects.[3] Fleury's research interest focused on middleware, and he started the JBoss project in 1999. JBoss Group, LLC was incorporated in 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. JBoss became a corporation under the name JBoss, Inc. in 2004. Fleury pioneered business models of Open Source known as Professional Open Source.[4] After selling his company to Red Hat, Fleury became Senior Vice President and General Manager of the JBoss Division. On 9 February 2007, his departure from Red Hat was made public.

Technology InvestmentsEdit

In 2008, Fleury started a new open source project called OpenRemote, to build home automation systems.[5]

The Church of Space and Poèmes ÉlectroniquesEdit

Fleury co-founded the theater and electronic music act known as "The Church of Space" or "Poèmes Électroniques" (The CoS). The CoS served a 3 years residency (2016, 2017, 2019) at Moogfest Music and Arts festival.[6] Poèmes Électroniques was featured on NPR public radio for its premiere in Atlanta in 2015.[7] Since 2018 Poèmes Électroniques has been co-headed with Prof. Stuart Gerber of the Georgia State music dept.[8][9]


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  2. ^ "Marc Fleury puts his Red Hat on". 19 May 2006.
  3. ^ "An Open-Source Lightning Rod". Bloomberg News.
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  5. ^ "OpenRemote: Community will drive home automation".
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