What is your opinion on IBM acquiring Red Hat?


To me it's the same with MS requiring Github.

big companies are no welfare, there is always an underlying intention. Redhat has a lot of knowledge IBM can use. Esp the cloud engineering.

I personally think it's bad, I never seen any great improvement of opensource after corporate grabbed it. It's smart for their funding, but if they don't bring / make profit either they will restructure you with some idiotic excuses. - I call them idiotic excuses mainly because they bought an opensource company ... what did they expect? Millions of dollars on GPL? -

Or they try to wear it down like Oracle tried with MySQL. It also can be just buying influence? Hard to tell.

I am just an old cynic.

Anyhow .... gg I can imagine a lot of great things that can happen with IBM and Redhat, I can also think about enough bad things.

Lets do the rational thing: wait and observe.

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