[rdo-dev] Red Hat, IBM, and RDO

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Tue Jul 9 16:16:20 UTC 2019

RDO community,

Today marks a new day in the 26-year history of Red Hat. IBM has 
finalized its acquisition of Red Hat 
which will operate as a distinct unit within IBM moving forward.

What does this mean for Red Hat’s contributions to the RDO project, and 
OpenStack at large?

In short, nothing.

Red Hat always has and will continue to be a champion for open source 
and projects like RDO and OpenStack. IBM is committed to Red Hat’s 
independence and role in open source software communities so that we can 
continue this work without interruption or changes.

Our mission, governance, and objectives remain the same. We will 
continue to execute the existing project roadmap. Red Hat associates 
will continue to contribute to the upstream in the same ways they have 
been. And, as always, we will continue to help upstream projects be 
successful and contribute to welcoming new members and maintaining the 

We will do this together, with the community, as we always have.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about today’s news, I 
encourage you to review the list of materials below. Red Hat CTO Chris 
Wright will host an online Q&A session in the coming days where you can 
ask questions you may have about what the acquisition means for Red Hat 
and our involvement in open source communities. Details will be 
announced on the Red Hat blog - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog

Press release - 

Chris Wright blog - Red Hat and IBM: Accelerating the adoption of open 
source - 

FAQ on Red Hat Community Blog - 

Rich, on behalf of Rain, who is taking some well deserved time off.

Rich Bowen - rbowen at redhat.com
@CentOSProject // @rbowen
859 351 9166

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