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Discussion in 'Nginx and PHP-FPM news & discussions' started by bassie, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. bassie

    bassie Well-Known Member

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    NGINX acquired by F5
    F5 Acquires NGINX
     
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    Wow this is huge news !!! And makes more sense as to why Nginx focused so much on micro services and path towards Nginx Unit application server etc. Maybe they sold too soon, I think Nginx could of surpassed the billion dollar price tag eventually.

     
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    from Nginx founder and creator, Igor Sysoev NGINX to Join F5

     
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    Totally agree.
    I'll believe it when I see it.

    You always see this after taking over a company.
    Standard company PR to keep everyone happy.

    Fact of the matter is this.
    F5 has paid a huge amount (see value of F5 and purchase amount)
    No matter how you turn it around. This must be earned back.
    After all, everyone has to eat, there is no free meal.

    You are not going to give your flagship away for free.
    It seems more than logical to me, that more and more (new to be developed) new features and functions are becoming premium only.

    They have been using this route for some time with the Nginx Plus lineup.
    And it will just get more and more.

    A different discussion but more or less the same result.
    I still think CentOS will disappear.

    You (as IBM) are not going to pay billions of dollars,
    while giving away your flagship (albeit under a different name) for free.
     
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    F5 Networks Expands Application Delivery With NGINX Acquisition
     
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    F5 has good reasons to keep the core NGINX as free open source. The field is becoming more crowded as cloud networking and mobile applications environments overlap and merge.
     
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