Monday, October 29, 2018

Redhat sells out to IBM

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-the-cloud-wars-forced-ibm-to-buy-red-hat-for-34-billion/

The one real big open source success story and example for every business who wanted to be like redhat just lost the biggest example.   Who knows the entire story here , but if Redhat was forced to or wanted to sell to big blue IBM, it kind of kills the philosophy that you can actually run a legit open source business and make money.  And Redhat sold licenses so it wasnt even like they operated as Apache or MIT. 

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.  Probably a good move by IBM. 

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