@Richard C: not sure why no comments but
CA is so dissimilar to Broadcom that the transaction seems rather odd.
That earns you an understatement of the (at very least month, possibly year).
It's all in the bottom line ... RIchard's, not CA's.
Probably a couple of key software patents, possibly with a related copyright and/or trademark, maybe something in the Mobile Enterprise Storage department or thereabouts. LSI, CA and Broadcom all in bed together. Sounds like a clusterfuck, but the investors might be entertained briefly. Won't be good for FOSS if it amounts to anything, but I'm not holding my breath. Nor investing.
 To coin a phrase. Don't blame me; I'm an Engineer, not a Marketer.
Still no comments option.
There must be thousands of readers like me chomping at the bit to stick one on CA as petty revenge for neglect one once brilliant software packages, thier useless support and price gouging.
Broadcom shareholders should take note, they may have a massive customer base, but, thier customers hate them.
As for patents, I don't see it. Having borked an innovative company CA shut everything down, collect the license fees, and piss off the developers so they leave for greener pastures. Any patents they acquired over the years must be outdated by now.
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