On 10/30/18 9:44 PM, Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming wrote: > Good morning from Singapore, > > This is of paramount importance. Would Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS, and Fedora remain open source/free software after IBM buys Red Hat for $34 Billion? Remember that the sources to Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS are under a mixture of free (GPL sense) and open source licenses. The copyrights for almost all of these components are owned by the hundreds of thousands of people and organizations who contributed to them, not a single company. While none of us can predict the future, we do know that IBM has been a good partner in many parts of the open source world. They have made and continue to make key contributions to Linux and Fedora, and to open source in general, as cofounding members of the Open Innovation Network, an important entity that protects open source from patent trolls. -- Brendan Conoboy / RHEL Development Coordinator / Red Hat, Inc.