IBM buys Red Hat for 34 billions.

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Yesterday around 6PM, IBM announced the purchase of the company Red Hat for 34 billions dollars.

This announcement appeals to investissors from both sides: IBM buys a company known for its innovation; Red Hat’s shareholders get a good value for their shares.

However, it is unclear what will happen to Red Hat product portfolio: OpenShift, CentOS, Fedora, …

We also do not know how Red Hat employees, and even more ex-CoreOS employees will react to this culture change, plan to stay in this new subsidiary or create start-ups …

I have always liked the spirit of independance of Red Hat. Now, I do not know if the company will maintain its momentum in this new configuration.

I only know one thing: people who think nothing will change are wrong.

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The next couple of years will be rather interesting to watch!

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