News Microsoft buys code-sharing site GitHub for $7.5b

GitHub is a crucial part of the programming industry, and will continue to operate independently

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Jun 4, 2018.
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    Microsoft buys code-sharing site GitHub for $7.5b - GitHub is a crucial part of the programming industry, and will continue to operate independently

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    I do not like the idea of Microsoft encroaching on Linux, I have a bad feeling it will end badly.:cry:
     
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    Microsoft may have just made the biggest financial mistake ever. Developers may just stir themselves and swap to another code hosting repository, and there are very usable alternatives. If that happens the value of Git-Hub will plummet.
    Microsoft bought Git-Hub to make money and promote their own products and to steer or force folk to use their products. If you think otherwise then you are a fool, a Leopard does not change it's spots.
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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/04/nadella_tells_worried_github_devs_judge_us_by_our_actions/

     
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