This is fine: IBM acquires Red Hat

Found on Ars Technica on Monday, 29 October 2018
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Red Hat will remain a standalone business unit within IBM, and an IBM spokesperson said that IBM "will remain committed to Red Hat’s open source ethos, its developer community and its open source community relationships." Red Hat will maintain its current leadership team and remain in its current headquarters and facilities. The culture will remain as well—though it's possible IBM and Red Hat may cross-pollinate a bit more than they have in the past.

This isn't good news for everybody. Generally, such aquisitions end with restructuring, layoffs and other changes. Sure, IBM can promise all it want, but the question is if in a few years these promises will be worth anything when all that counds are numbers for the stock markets and shareholders.