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Re: So, IBM acquires Red Hat.

PostPosted: 2018-11-22 06:46
by debiman
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.

Re: So, IBM acquires Red Hat.

PostPosted: 2018-11-22 17:32
by Head_on_a_Stick
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!