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Big Blue Blues: How IBM is Betraying Red Hat Staff and the Rest of Us

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Summary: IBM is neglecting and betraying the GNU/Linux community; it's a very big deal because IBM owns and controls Red Hat, which is the maintainer/developer of many important packages that other distributions (not Fedora/RHEL/derivatives) use

TODAY's first article (from me at least) was a short bit of commentary regarding IBM's current status -- a subject often touched lately by Ryan, including last night. IBM's behaviour isn't consistent with Red Hat's and does not match Red Hat's values.



"IBM cannot even bother compiling a decent office suite -- something that one-man distro teams can certainly afford to do, so why not a company with hundreds of thousands of staff members?"As noted in the video above, Red Hat's own ideologues have left the company if one calls Free software people "ideologues" (rather than clueless MBAs). It's hard to get a list of who left and why, but people can tell which names vanished and where they reappeared later. That list would be quite long. Red Hat has a very severe crisis of "brain drain" and if things persist in the same awful trajectory/ies, we may never see a Fedora 40 because essential staff was removed and many essential packages become orphaned. IBM cannot even bother compiling a decent office suite -- something that one-man distro teams can certainly afford to do, so why not a company with hundreds of thousands of staff members? What does that tell us about IBM?

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