[Beowulf] Oh.. IBM eats Red Hat

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Mon Oct 29 08:04:35 PDT 2018

What are the chances that IBM decides to make life super difficult for 

CentOS throat-choking and IBM jacking the price of commercial versions 
of RHEL/Satelite/Ansible/OpenShift so high that they chase away all 
current enterprise clients is sort of how I'm betting that IBM is going 
to mess this all up

> INKozin via Beowulf <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>
> October 29, 2018 at 6:54 AM
> exactly my thoughts (even though i have not worked there, talking to 
> its employees was enough).
> it's attitude towards open source is not exactly promising.
> the recent github deal comes to mind but at least MS is declaring to 
> be more open towards open source.
> and at least there is an alternative in that case - gitlab.
> what would be an alternative to RH? certainly not a single one.
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> Tony Brian Albers <mailto:tba at kb.dk>
> October 29, 2018 at 3:42 AM
> https://www.reuters.com/article/us-red-hat-m-a-ibm/ibm-to-acquire-softw
> are-company-red-hat-for-34-billion-idUSKCN1N20N3
> I wonder where that places us in the not too distant future..
> I've worked for Big Blue, and I'm not sure the company cultures are
> compatible to say the least.
> /tony

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