So I’ve been diving into Linux more recently, and my interests in automation around Ansible / CentOS usage might be changing. Hopefully Ansible remains a configuration management without license requirement after this news, but my choice of OS may be shifting more Debian / Ubuntu based from now on.
The technology used in this career changes quick, so it’s not a real surprise to see this acquisition pushing everyone forward in some way. We all just need to adapt to the change, because who knows what enterprise distro will be preferred by then. In the meantime, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a large shift over to SUSE if IBM changes Red Hat’s discourse considerably.
IBM Press Release: https://newsroom.ibm.com/2018-10-28-IBM-To-Acquire-Red-Hat-Completely-Changing-The-Cloud-Landscape-And-Becoming-Worlds-1-Hybrid-Cloud-Provider
Red Hat Press Release: https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/ibm-acquire-red-hat-completely-changing-cloud-landscape-and-becoming-world%E2%80%99s-1-hybrid-cloud-provider