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What do you guys think about Microsoft buying GitHub?

alexgwartney profile image Alex Gwartney twitter logo github logo ・1 min read  

So I went on to twitter today. To see that Microsoft is obtaining GitHub.
Now out of curiosity what do you guys think of this? I personally have mixed opinions on the idea. As we have all scene what happened to Skype when they got acquired. And I would really hate to see GitHub go that route. I do feel like there more than likely wont be any changes as GitHub is huge resource for open source.Although if it does go south I feel like there are other options out there. Such as Git-Lab and Bit Bucket. I think only time will tell what will happen.I just hope they keep the service the way it is and do not fix what is not broken.

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It's cool - Microsoft has produced some awesome stuff such as VSCode that I just love. Time will tell - and really for me, it doesn't change much, I'll continue to use it. Microsoft acquiring Github could really be a right step in the direction for a major corporation to invest in an open source hub and tool. I use Bitbucket for private repos - and I haven't tried out Gitlab yet.


Never really thought of using Bitbucket for private repos. All though I can just sign up for the student package and get free private repos. Also I just hope Microsoft does not change the way github works. As far as keeping things free ect. I personally wont leave for gitlab. As I just see that as a waste of energy. Unless I absolutely need to. Especially since I have my environments already set up for every thing.

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