Why corporate acquisitions could be good for the open source community

Posted by bob on Apr 8, 2019 1:22 AM EDT
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Open source is all over the media, IBM announced its acquisition of Red Hat, one of the largest in tech history, for $34 billion. Microsoft announced its agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. It seems the world’s largest companies are either releasing or acquiring their own open-source software — but opinions on this trend are divided.

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