From what I've read about systemd it seems like a better system, and it sure helps with the fragmentation situation. Hopefully RH/Canonical can decide on Wayland vs Mir as well..
I don't think it is a violation of the GPL before the distributor of the binaries say "No, you can't have it" or fail to deliver within a reasonable timeframe.
Yes, I was mainly thinking about the Engenio rebrands, should have clarified that. DS4300/DS4700/DS4800. As you said N is just NetApp.
3PAR makes the best SAN I've ever touched. I use SANs from EMC, HP, IBM and NetApp; 3PAR wins hands down. Only feature I miss is NAS functionality like NetApp.
I think this was a wise move by HP, as long as they are able to keep key personnel in R&D and not fuck things up.
HP: Please bury EVA.