IBM to aquire Red Hat

OCP

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IBM is a very large patent holding company that likes to make lots and lots of money.

RH has been a massive contributor to open source.

This is likely going to change as the decisions at RH will now be dictated by board members who look at dividends first.

I would not be surprised if CentOS will be affected negatively very soon.
 

poffle

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sad indeed. IBM are one of the KAKEST companies i have seen. wish they would keel over with their useless services
 

eg2505

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so who else still subscribes to the open source model?

cannonical with ubuntu?
 

creeper

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Thank goodness it was IBM. It could have been Oracle. Lesser of two evils.
 

sajunky

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Microsoft tried to overpower Ubuntu with Canonical plug.
Why IBM shouldn't do the same in a formal way?
 
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