Another desperate, drunken-lurch by ‘gin-and-tonic’ Ginni Rometty to distract the market & investors and DESPERATELY cling onto her job for another year.
This is but a shiny object to distract.
Open Source does NOT command the margins that IBM needs — and got so used to, for over 70-years, with its PROPRIETARY systems, e.g., mainframes, 8100s, S/36s etc.
The market has changed, fundamentally.
Over the last 30-years IBM missed every single major market move. It let the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, NVidia steal the show.
Oh, and don’t forget IBM has its own version of UNIX, AIX — and has had it for 20+ years. It will take years to transition from AIX to a different flavor of Unix.
IBM’s days as an acquirer are gone.
IBM needs to be ACQUIRED by the likes of Amazon or Google.