Interesting... mostly how could this have been done so quietly. Consume a lot of Linux/OSS media and nay a word.
I am not biased by past blunders of IBM or Microsoft, so i still await a real opinion until something actually comes of it, to determine good or bad.
The employees were pretty unaware of it too from what I've seen on social media, that being said I work for a company that was acquired recently and we had no idea until it happened either.
That's even the case where I work (keeping sensitive business quiet), and I work for a relatively small company. I guess it just depends on who's let in on a given secret. Some people will keep it, and others will find a way to talk.
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