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Discussion on: GitHub has acquired npm

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Joshua Jarman • Edited

The great thing about open source is no one owns it. MS bought the company behind npm, but if they do anything people don't like they can take the code for themselves and do something different. MS will likely impact what the npm organization does, and that will impact the users of npm, but there is a reason open source is so freaking fantastic, it offers some protections against these very fears, imho.

There is Yarn, but that's Facebook, also a big company.