[CentOS] IBM buying RedHat

Mon Oct 29 07:55:49 UTC 2018
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> On Sun, October 28, 2018 6:07 pm, mark wrote:
>> On 10/28/18 17:54, Zube wrote:
>>> On Sun Oct 28 10:20:31 PM, Alain péan wrote:
>>>> Le 28/10/2018 à 22:10, Albert McCann a écrit :
>>>>> Damn, this is bad enough to make one weep.
>>>> 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
>> Actually, it could have been *much8 worse: *Oracle* could have bought
>> RH.
>> That *really* would have been an order of magnitude worse.
> I like the fact that it was IBM who bought RedHat. I remember several good
> things about IBM:
> 1. Postfix. Vietse Venema wrote it at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research
> Center, and IBM was really happy to release MTA written with security in
> mind under IBM Public License 1.0 which is a free software license - for
> everybody to use.

That's one example but I think there is much more in the history of IBM
when looking back.

To me it seems like, if they are smart, they will try to push IBM POWER
and RedHat Linux together to establish real competition in the hardware
market again (and of course don't forget to keep Fedora/CentOS alive)!