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 oVirt project?
In short, nothing.
Red Hat always has and will continue to be a champion for open source and projects like
oVirt that have played such a large role in driving innovation in the virtualization
space. 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 as we’ve been doing since 2011 for the oVirt project. Red Hat
associates will continue to contribute to the upstream in the same way they have been.
And, as always, we will continue to help upstream projects be successful and contribute to
welcoming new members and maintaining the project.
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 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 .
* Press release 
* Blog from Chris Wright 
* FAQ 
Sandro Bonazzola, Manager, Software Engineering