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  • AOL looking to acquire Red Hat (/me goes to compile Debian...)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2002Jan18.html



    -jim

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    before i even read the article.......
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    • #3
      I know.... I saw a link to this last night on VO's forums during the move.... I can't believe it, this is not a good thing at all.

      I say let's pool all our money together and start a hostile takeover of RedHat so AOL can't buy it

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      • #4
        I posted that link on VO. This frightens the hell out of me!
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        • #5
          So easy to use, we gurantee to ruin it

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          • #6
            sux
            bad news
            You're my Prince of Peace
            And I will live my life for You

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            • #7
              imagine red hat coming with AOL

              i think i'll be going back to FreeBSD, and i wonder if this means the end of red hat being open source?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PPN
                and i wonder if this means the end of red hat being open source?
                That's not possible.... under GPL they need to always make the source available for downloading.

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                • #9
                  die @ aol

                  I KILLA YOU FACE!

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                  • #10
                    Probably means their going to give out 399993498 free copies of Red Hat in cheap DVD cases

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                    • #11
                      actually, its not so bad...

                      Actually, this may not be so bad.

                      For example, take ICQ and WinAmp. Both were aquired by AOL. Do you see AOL spewing their logo all over the two? Nope, I don't. In fact, WinAmp was still allowed to be called WinAmp (as opposed to AOL WinAmp or something like that). WinAmp and ICQ production has continued to go on, despite being owned by AOL.

                      AOL buying RH may not be such a bad thing after all.

                      BTW, this has been out for several days now, do you any of you read www.slashdot.org?

                      -Vic

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                      • #12
                        Re: actually, its not so bad...

                        Originally posted by krs-one
                        BTW, this has been out for several days now, do you any of you read www.slashdot.org?
                        Not really!
                        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                        • #13
                          RedHat is the company that makes the version of Linux (server operating system) that powers the majority of web sites on the net today. This site is powered by RedHat Linux, as are a huge amount of other sites on the net.

                          The day AOL purchases RedHat will be the day I either stop upgrading to new RH Linux releases or switch to an entirely different distro like SuSe

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                          • #14
                            SuSe is good

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                            • #15
                              RH is crap, FreeBSD ownz j00!

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