Microsoft purchases GitHub

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    After supposed claims that Microsoft was looking into acquiring GitHub, it has now been officially confirmed. In a few months, Microsoft will own GitHub, a major purveyor of open source code. With the prior success of other acquisitions like Minecraft and LinkedIn, GitHub staff claims they feel confident with Microsoft's leadership.

    According to the announcement blog post by the site, innovations will be made with Microsoft's help, though the focus on providing open software will always remain. A new CEO, Nat Friedman, has been appointed as well, while the previous CEO and co-founder of GitHub will be now working directly at Microsoft.

    Of course, this announcement and the rumors leading up to it has caused controversy. Microsoft hasn't always handled its acquisitions well, with many pointing to Skype as evidence of this. GitLab, a competitor to GitHub, has also seen massive registration numbers in the past two days.

    The total transaction cost Microsoft 7.5 billion dollars.

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  1. Giodude

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    Oh.... Hopefully that goes well.
     
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  2. VitaType

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    And if they mess it up, there is always sourceforge Bitbucket. ;)
     
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  3. pandavova

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  4. Dodain47

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    "The focus on providing open software will always remain."

    Until we get a Github page for an XBOX One back up loader.:creep:
     
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  5. Chary
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    And thus the giant monopoly behemoth of a company grows ever larger.
     
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  6. ihaveamac

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    I'm going to wait and see before immediately jumping ship... I don't think it would be "as bad" as some people are claiming. Maybe Microsoft will allow GitHub to run as it does now. Maybe with some extra Microsoft services integration which wouldn't be that surprising, as long as it's not intrusive/forced.
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

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    Rest in peace github
     
  8. VitaType

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    Wonder if they will add alot of new features that are only usable through a special Win10-only app and will somehow link the Win10 store to GitHub release pages to get the store more close to Linux package managers in sense of usefulness (or at least try and fail miserably with it).
     
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    Can't wait for the shitty Metro redesign. /s
     
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    Rest in Git, you will be missed.
    One has to wonder: Was it worth it for Micro$oft?
     
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    Bitbucket is not designed for open or community code but more for coorporate and close source code. If you want to allow contributions of more than X people, you have to pay, I believe.
     
  13. comput3rus3r

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    We are gathered here today...

    R.I.P 2008-2018
     
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  14. bodefuceta

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    Keeping free (as in freedom) software in Microsoft's care is like having Jimmy Savile take care of your children.

    Here's a great alternative, with a perfectly timed migration tutorial.

     
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  15. LiveLatios

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    i still fail to see the reason behind all the doom & gloom calling, i have yet to find a company that microsoft singlehandedly killed


    unlike EA
     
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  16. huma_dawii

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    I dont mind, Microsoft is a great company that listens to its user base
     
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  17. bodefuceta

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    Rareware.
     
  18. x65943

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    Git doesn't seem like a hard concept to clone. I hope they realize one fuck up is gonna make that 7.5bil price tag a giant waste of money.
     
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  19. LiveLatios

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    they're not dead, are they. compare rareware to visceral, origin, maxis, criterion

    like seriously, microsoft isn't as bad as everyone's crying about