> The itemization of kernel patches that correlate with articles in our knowledge base is no longer available to our competitors, but rather only to our customers [...]
And this is where things really will start to suck. Not only for those triaging and tracking bugs across distributions, but also for the developers supposed to actually fix them - no matter where they are employed.
I find it interesting that he starts out with explaining their "upstream first" policy, but doesn't follow up on it - so at least to this confused reader it stays unclear whether RH will still be following it in the future.
It will be interesting to see how far Red Hat management is willing to battle their way down this blind alley. Then again, the FLOSS community has seen other big players turn much more rogue, so I'm not that worried. :-)