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IBM to acquire Red Hat

Offline warren

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IBM to acquire Red Hat
« on: October 31, 2018, 04:46:24 PM »

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/28/ibm-to-acquire-red-hat-in-deal-valued-at-34-billion.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain

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IBM-Red Hat deal is all about resetting the cloud landscape, says IBM CEO Rometty 
9:01 AM ET Mon, 29 Oct 2018 | 03:05

IBM is acquiring Red Hat, a major distributor of open-source software and technology, in a deal valued around $34 billion, the companies announced on Sunday.

wonder how this is going to impact on CentOS ?

This links seems to say : https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ibm-to-acquire-red-hat-completely-changing-the-cloud-landscape-and-becoming-worlds-1-hybrid-cloud-provider-300739142.html
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Most significant tech acquisition of 2018 will unlock true value of cloud for business

- IBM and Red Hat to provide open approach to cloud, featuring unprecedented security and portability across multiple clouds

- Deal accelerates IBM's high-value business model, making IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider in an emerging $1 trillion growth market

- Acquisition will be free cash flow and gross margin accretive within 12 months, accelerate revenue growth and support a solid and growing dividend

- IBM to maintain Red Hat's open source innovation legacy, scaling its vast technology portfolio and empowering its widespread developer community

- Red Hat to operate as a distinct unit within IBM's Hybrid Cloud team
Thoughts...

Online TerryF

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Re: IBM to acquire Red Hat
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 08:11:15 PM »
You would hope this https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-open-architecture-update/index.html all means a bright new world..

Have to say wasn't aware of IBMs involvement - https://developer.ibm.com/open/
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Re: IBM to acquire Red Hat
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 10:04:28 AM »
2017 State of Linux Kernel Development

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Top companies
contributing to the Linux
kernel, 4.8– 4.13

Intel 13.1%
none 8.2%
Red Hat 7.2%
Linaro 5.6%
unknown 4.1%
IBM 4.1%
consultants 3.3%
Samsung 3.2%
SUSE 3.0%
Google 3.0%