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Red Hat is Spamming People in Order to Promote Its Sites and Its Products, Subscribing People to Mass-Marketing Lists Without the Recipients' Consent

In the name of "engagement" (newspeak like the Linux Foundation's E-mail “blasts”, in their own words!), Red Hat turns into a spammer, apparently Windows-powered too

Need to stop SPAM



Summary: "Engagements" from Red Hat; have the IBM-led marketing people gone overboard, subscribing lots of people to marketing spam without bothering to ask for consent?

SO-CALLED 'engagements' have made Red Hat a bit of a marketing/spam firm, looking to promote its self-promotional articles by sending unsolicited mail spam to a lot of people (who knows how many) starting earlier this week.



"Come on, Red Hat. You can do better than this!"I don't have any real grudge/issue with Red Hat (their CEO did an interview with us); I've often linked to OpenSource.com (many thousands of times since the site's birth more than a decade ago), but I have a serious grudge when it comes to spam, or mass-mailing people without any solicitation or consent. IBM has routinely done those sorts of things to us, even as recently as last month.

Days ago we received this:

Red Hat email earlier

How quaint. We never subscribed to this.

Never ever gave that E-mail address to anybody at Red Hat either, so they must have looked that up somehow. What. On. Earth...

Then again this morning:

Red Hat email

Where does this come from and how does one unsubscribe (having never subscribed in the first place)?

Red Hat spam

OK, unsubscribed now. From something never subscribed/asked for in the first place! Time will tell if that took effect; maybe it's as effective as attempting to remove systemd.

What's behind this aggressive marketing operation?

Red Hat Engage

Is that you, Windows? Hiding behind another layer (security by secrecy/obscurity)?

Come on, Red Hat. You can do better than this! Stop trying to become what you used to be against.

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