I’m sure the $250M USD is nice but damn that’s bad news for folks who are not interested in getting onboard with OpenShift.
Part of me wonders if RedHat is hedging against Docker collapsing under the weight of it’s own codebase and API’s. CoreOS implemented rkt which is the other container runtime that k8s supports. And Docker has not been impressing me with their quality of late neither my attempts to read their code or consume their api’s.
Aaand I missed the other post when submitting this: https://lobste.rs/s/mimoad/red_hat_acquire_coreos_expanding_its
This is a more technical take on the news, compared to that link’s business take.