I was an IBMer for 2 years. They laid me off on my birthday (of all days) last year. Everything about this feels that way, and I don't see IBM ever changing its MO.
The people I see in my social network celebrating this are IBMers. Nobody from RedHat has had anything positive (or anything at all) to say. I think this will be like every other IBM acquisition.
Ya, sadly I don't think this will change anything for IBM and most likely will make RedHat a worse company. I hope I'm wrong but nothing on IBM's part has signaled competence in the last decade or more.
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