re: What's your opinion on Microsoft's GitHub Acquisition? VIEW POST


Well I have MicroSoft baggage going way back and have avoided using their tech, just out of pure economics, not wanting to depend on components under the control of what I've always though to be a purely self-serving entity.

However, in recent years I suspect (correct me if I'm wrong) MicroSoft have suffered a bit from being so self-serving and closed. And management weirdnesses like Balmer's "stack ranking" system can't have done much for software quality!

I'm hoping that MicroSoft is taking its next evolutionary step. People have speculated that this is the "embrace" phase of an "embrace, extend, extinguish" strategy, but I think they are outnumbered on the open source front and are joining in.

We'll see. In the meantime, I'm mirroring my repos at gitlab, just to be sure ;)

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