In many ways this is good for blender in that, blender is a safe bet if you dont want to find you have been moved under the autodesk unbrella. But if Autodesk gets any bigger then we might see an enviroment develope that would hinder blender uptake!
at the moment thare are lots of 3D apps and everyone understands if you are using something they are not, at work we are allways dealing with this cross platform mess! but if Autodesk could controle the market and make interchanging files between its programs seemless and then drop support for other formats then you get a situation where it is inpossible to not have an autodesk program installed to work in the industry
we already get it where we work someone sends us a Max file and then assumes we can open it!