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Is this an issue of RedHat just buying and killing a competitor?





CoreOS was a competitor but it hasn't really been killed. CoreOS technology is still available but they changed the names of the products when they broke backwards compatibility.

At least in the open source world, other people can continue maintaining the project under a new name (dependent on the specific license). I wonder how Flatcar and Fedora CoreOS will converge/diverge.

Also, was rkt not open source? Or was it just depreciated?


rkt was always open source. It was donated to the CNCF and eventually "retired" by them.



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