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With IBM’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, open-source software—once one of the biggest threats facing traditional enterprise technology companies—has become a hot commodity. It is just a matter of time before more open-source companies are gobbled up.
This year has already seen three other major open-source deals: Salesforce’s $6.5 billion acquisition of Mulesoft ...
Oracle earlier this year held talks with VMware about a deal that would have allowed VMware’s computing, storage and networking software to run on Oracle’s cloud service, making Oracle more appealing for businesses already using VMware software in their data centers, according to a person with knowledge of the talks.
But the talks fell apart this summer, depriving Oracle of a ...
Microsoft was once so hostile to open-source software that former CEO Steve Ballmer called it a “cancer.” That history worries open-source developers who rely on GitHub, which Microsoft is buying. But the Microsoft executive who will take the reins of GitHub when the deal is completed says developers shouldn’t worry.
Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has embraced open-source ...
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