@Butter Ball ... Re: Redhat employees - get out now
Not exactly true.
IBM will offer some key employees, back loaded retention packages.
IBM will not touch Red Hat for a couple of years and may keep Red Hat a separate company as a wholly owned subsidiary indefinitely.
(Yes I escaped from the borg after my gold plated handcuffs came off.)
Google created Alphabet as their holding company which helped create 'glass walls' between divisions which also helped reduce the threat of Government intervention and calling Google a monopoly ...
So there is a precedence also considering that Red Hat has its own strong brand ... don't want to weaken it.