Less pessimistic here
Quite a lot of the "OMG" moments rests on three assumptions:
- Red Hat is 100% brilliant and speckless
- IBM is beyond hope and unchangeable
- This is a hostile takeover
I beg to differ on all counts. Call me beyond hope myself because of my optimism, but I do think what IBM bought most is a way to run a business. RH is just too big to be borged into a failing giant without leavinf quite a substantial mark.