When I first heard that Bob Bickel was considering jumping back into the technology fray, I was deeply intrigued. Here's a guy who made a lot of cash with JBoss and promptly let absolutely none of it go to his head. Instead it went to his feet.
But then I talked with Bob and was even more excited to see what, exactly, he was up to, and with whom: David Skok of Matrix Partners, Rich Friedman, Jason Kinner, Rich Frisbie, and Mark Lugert of JBoss and/or Bluestone.
As for the what, think social networking meets open source. It all started with Bob trying to build "social" into a running store Web site, as Bob explains:… Read more