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Security Implications of IBM-Red Hat Merger Unclear
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Joe Stanganelli
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10/29/2018 | 9:21:53 PM
Reuters
I think the biggest implication I've see so far: confusion. After the news broke, Reuters reported that IBM was acquiring "security company Red Hat".

And, of course, Red Hat isn't exactly what one would describe as a security company.
Dr.T
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10/31/2018 | 1:18:42 PM
Re: Reuters
I think the biggest implication I've see so far: confusion I think they are clear with what they are doing, iBM needs things already used by enterprises, otherwise they will go out of business soon.
Dr.T
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10/31/2018 | 1:19:50 PM
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Red Hat isn't exactly what one would describe as a security company. Agree. I do not this RedHat is a security company. At the same time all the companies are today probably.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/31/2018 | 10:35:56 PM
Re: Reuters
@Dr.T: Sure, but no more than any other big open-source tech firm, more or less. I was just pointing out some of the bad reporting on this when the news initially broke.
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10/31/2018 | 1:17:13 PM
RedHat
I am not ready that excited about this merge, it is like one dynamic good company will be lost in IBMs complex and slow business.
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10/31/2018 | 1:21:25 PM
RedHat stays RedHat
Red Hat will become a fully owned IBM subsidiary but will continue to operate as an independent unit within IBM's Hybrid Cloud Group This may nbe good for the industry, we need RedHat stays RedHat
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10/31/2018 | 10:38:35 PM
Re: RedHat stays RedHat
@Dr.T: I really don't think we're going to see much difference. Red Hat, despite being an open-source firm, is a for-profit company. It was really a matter of time before a more traditional and larger tech firm sunk their teeth into them to help gain a bigger open-source foothold.
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10/31/2018 | 1:23:15 PM
INM
IBM and Red Hat together will have a leading container-based, cloud-native development platform and a very broad portfolio of open source middleware and tools, I think this is the reason IBM buys RedHat, their cloud solutions.


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