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  • #41
    Originally posted by Bestia View Post
    Canonical developers often use ubuntu.com as the e-mail address.
    That's only 120 commits over 10 years.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #42
      Originally posted by gQuigs View Post
      Red Hat employees: 13,400 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat)
      Suse employees: 1750 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE)
      Canonical employees: ~650 (I work here, but Wikipedia says 443).

      Obviously, I'm biased but might be nice to do some of these numbers per employee as well.
      Exactly! Red Hat might have more employees, but how many of them are contributing? It's not like Red Hat only has software devs (that have to contribute), they have many other divisions as well.

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      • #43
        Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
        RedHat (IBM) owning Linux is a bad thing....
        That was my first reaction when I heard the news, but historically IBM has been a major Linux player and a big contributor, having committed more code than even Google. Also IBM POWER is the largest non-x86 server market, with IBM pushing RHEL on POWER pretty hard, even more than their own AIX from what I've seen. I can see where this acquisition makes business sense for IBM. Lets all just be thankful that HPE didn't buy Red Hat!!
        Last edited by torsionbar28; 01-29-2020, 02:39 PM.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
          That was my first reaction when I heard the news, but historically IBM has been a major Linux player and a big contributor, having committed more code than even Google. Also IBM POWER is the largest non-x86 server market, with IBM pushing RHEL on POWER pretty hard, even more than their own AIX from what I've seen. I can see where this acquisition makes business sense for IBM. Lets all just be thankful that HPE didn't buy Red Hat!!
          It isn't the owner, it's the size of the influence. You want a situation with lots of equal players competing. When you have a situation where one group has a dominant control they will exert that control and extort and abuse that position. It happens in every market, it's just the nature of it.

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          • #45
            the colors are all wrong. suse should've been green, redhat red and canonical purple

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            • #46
              Originally posted by mikelpr View Post
              the colors are all wrong. suse should've been green, redhat red and canonical purple
              Colors are auto-generated but patches welcome.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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