Microsoft to buy GitHub for $7.5 bn

Microsoft to buy GitHub for $7.5 bn

It's probably the central question surrounding Microsoft's $7.5 billion purchase of coding repository GitHub: how will the owner of the world's second-leading cloud infrastructure service treat GitHub users who prefer to run their code on other cloud providers? No matter your language, stack, platform, cloud, or license, GitHub will continue to be your home - the best place for software creation, collaboration, and discovery. Just this year, it open-sourced the Azure IoT Edge Runtime, and boasts it's one of the largest contributors of open-source code.

"Git was created as a way of escaping the reliance of a proprietary software company running a centralized service and in many ways GitHub has created numerous problems that get was created to solve", Hill said.

However, Microsoft said on Monday GitHub will operate independently and developers will be able to deploy their code to any operating system, cloud and device.

Microsoft's vice president of developer services, Nat Friedman, will become the new head of GitHub. "We will always listen to developer feedback and invest in both fundamentals and new capabilities".

Microsoft has become increasingly focused on open-source software in the past few years, even releasing the source code for its Visual Studio Code IDE.

While some are applauding Microsoft's acquisition, there are also those in the open-source and GitHub communities that are somewhat less than enthusiastic. Other developers who don't want to stay with GitHub are looking to Altassian's BitBucket as an alternative. Their VS Code project alone is beloved by millions of developers, entirely open source, and built using GitHub's Electron platform.

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He said the investment stemmed from the firm's theory that developers would drive the new economy, and "GitHub was at the epicenter of that transformation".

The acquisition provides a way forward for San Francisco-based GitHub, which has been trying for nine months to find a new chief executive officer and has yet to make a profit from its popular service that allows coders to share and collaborate on their work.

"Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation", Nadella said in the statement.

Hill's keynote was delivered weeks before Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub and was somewhat prescient in several respects.

"I can't get into the specifics of the conversations, but open source and open platforms are a winning business strategy", Wanstrath said. Others struck a more serious tone, as they anxious that the deal might mean GitHub becomes closed off to anything but Microsoft technologies.

The deal should help build Microsoft's presence in the enterprise open source software market.

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