The mergers and acquisitions market is picking up, but it's by no means a given that open-source companies will fare well, unless they deliver strategic value to would-be buyers.
What do open source's acquisitions tell us about the value open source brings to a company?
HP's $11.1 billion acquisition of the software maker devolved into allegations of accounting fraud.
The stock is still losing ground almost a week after the Motorola purchase was announced, notes The Wall Street Journal.
Even though AT&T said earlier this week that it had no immediate plans to acquire UK-based Vodafone, the US carrier may consider a takeover of the company later this year, according to a report.
Tesla's CEO kills rumors that Apple is looking to snap up the electric carmaker.
Media giant to pay $159 per share for the cable company, a 17.5 percent premium, according to CNBC's David Faber.
The electric carmaker's chief executive met with Adrian Perica and "probably" Apple CEO Tim Cook last spring, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.
In two separate congressional hearings, AT&T's CEO makes the case for the $48.5 billion proposed merger with DirecTV.
Reports have surfaced that Sprint is interested in acquiring T-Mobile, but T-Mobile's recent success with its "Uncarrier" strategy is likely to sway regulators to block any deal that takes T-Mobile out of the game.