jBOSS and Middleware 2003

In this interview with C|NET, Marc Fluery, the force behind jBOSS says that "JBoss software will displace commercial Java server software faster than Linux is replacing more entrenched operating systems." That's a bold statement, but not beyond the realm of possibility. Marc will be keynoting Middleware 2003 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this June. I've been thinking of going, but I wish it were closer. Going to Rio would be nice, but its time consuming. Is anyone else who reads this blog going? Let me know.