[CentOS] EXTERNAL: Re: IBM buying RedHat

Sun Oct 28 22:11:24 UTC 2018
Wells, Roger K. <ROGER.K.WELLS at leidos.com>

On 10/28/18 6:08 PM, Jos Vos wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 03:54:06PM -0600, Zube wrote:
>>> Le 28/10/2018 à 22:10, Albert McCann a écrit :
>>> Red Hat would stay as a distinct entity inside IBM. IBM has also
>>> contributed to Free software, and especially Linux kernel.
>>> I don't know how bad it is and the implications for CentOS...
>> That old war wound started aching again.
>> IBM:Redhat :: Oracle:Sun
> At least IBM is a far more attractive buyer than the evil Oracle,
> well known for killing OSS companies as a strategy.  Also Microsoft
> has ben mentioned as possible buyer of Red Hat, that would be much
> worse too.
> So, let's not be too pessimistic and give IBM a fair chance.  IBM
> certainly does not have a bad track record on open source and as
> a technology-driven company, at least a much better track record
> than most if not all other potential buyers.

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