FuseSource is one of those companies that makes software frameworks that big businesses use every day, but chances are you’ve never heard of them. Linux giant Red Hat however, did know about them and brought them from parent company Progress Software.
FuseSource is a provider of open-source application integration and messaging frameworks and services. FuseSource’s products are based on Apache ServiceMix, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache CXF and Apache Camel. The name of the game with all these programs is to provide a enterprise service bus (ESB). This is part of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) model. An SOA, in turn, is a way to get programs to work with each other without being tightly coupled together. So, for example, you could use FuseSource programs and its services to get a Windows .NET Web-based application to work with a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python (LAMP) program.