IBM Lets Sun Set (Linux Journal)
Posted Apr 6, 2009 16:26 UTC (Mon) by pr1268
Parent article: IBM Lets Sun Set (Linux Journal)
It seems that these "change of control" contracts have a self-destruct effect on the corporation; while they promote loyalty amongst the senior employees, they also have the side-effect of making the corporation less appealing in a merger/takeover situation.
If IBM had consummated the Sun takeover, then a lot of executives (and talent) could have left with big sums of money. Now that the deal is dead, it is possible (though not likely) that Sun could collapse into itself.
Just my observations from the visitors gallery...
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