IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Foo Yun Chee June 19, 2019
     
  2. Palancar

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    My concern would be that if IBM owns it Red Hat will become closed source. In my opinion if that happens it is no longer is Linux. At least I wouldn't use it if there were open source alternatives. Hope to be wrong.
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    RHEL is already as closed as GPL license permits. That's why there are distributions such as CentOS.
    Anyway traditional closed source software is becoming thing of the past. Nowadays Cloud especially SaaS are replacing it. Traditional server distributions are being replaced by things like Kubernetes, OpenShift.
     
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    IBM gains unconditional EU approval for $34 billion Red Hat deal
    June 27, 2019
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...val-for-34-billion-red-hat-deal-idUSKCN1TS1Z4
     
  5. ronjor

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    IBM closes its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat
     
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    With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat
    August 1, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/01/with-the-acquisition-closed-ibm-goes-all-in-on-red-hat/
     
  7. accessgranted

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    Hi guys,

    Is this going to affect the confidence people put in Red Hat? And how is this IBM takeover going to affect CentOS? Will CentOS development continue as before? Any danger some commercial code or data collection code will be introduced in CentOS?

    Thanks
     
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    I don't know about data collection, but I doubt somebody will add commercial code to CentOS.
     
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    I'd hope that this would allow more EU government procurement of a desktop linux-based system, to rattle the MS cage and get more competitive desktop licensing. The more money that flows into open source developers wallets (even if "only" for support), the better.
     
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