So, IBM acquires Red Hat.

If it doesn't relate to Debian, but you still want to share it, please do it here

Re: So, IBM acquires Red Hat.

Postby debiman » 2018-11-22 06:46

milomak wrote:my 2c here is that companies like ibm, oracle etc see that open source is something that is a threat to their software business.

well my 2ct is that large companies have realised that it's possible to make shitloads of money with open source.
google showed them how it works, and now everyone wants a slice of that.
the GPL is there like a large obstacle that needs to be manouvred around.
User avatar
debiman
 
Posts: 3064
Joined: 2013-03-12 07:18

Re: So, IBM acquires Red Hat.

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-22 17:32

debiman wrote:large companies have realised that it's possible to make shitloads of money with open source

Perhaps I am naive but I like to think that the big software companies have finally realised that open source development works better than the closed model.

If everybody can see the code then everybody can contribute to making it better.

EDIT: and IBM are pursuing open source hardware development now:

https://openpowerfoundation.org/

POWER9 FTW!
dbruce wrote:Ubuntu forums try to be like a coffee shop in Seattle. Debian forums strive for the charm and ambience of a skinhead bar in Bacau. We intend to keep it that way.
User avatar
Head_on_a_Stick
 
Posts: 8324
Joined: 2014-06-01 17:46
Location: /dev/chair

Previous

Return to Offtopic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

fashionable