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Discussion on: Issues with VSCODE License — You should worry

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Marcus S. Abildskov

Yeah, Microsoft didn't buy GitHub because of wanting free open source. They bought it to completely OWN open source.
What will people do if they start charging money for GitHub for basic usage?
You'd have to transfer all your repositories somewhere else.
Everything that's free will never stay free, and conglomerates like Microsoft, Facebook or Google makes sure of that.

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Will Vincent

Except the changes that were made to the pricing schedule are opposite what you worry about. I was already paying for github, could stop paying and have same benefits I started paying for initially (unlimited private repos) but I'm not worried about the $7/more which has been providing me quality since well before MS owned it, and will continue to do so.

It would not be in their interest to make the sort of changes you fear... now or ever.

Free access to Saas products, for most businesses, is a very worthwhile loss leader.

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Benjamin Furstenwerth

The day Microsoft bought GitHub I switched moved all my repos to gitlab. I am happier for that decision every day. I was almost unable to login to post this but thankfully Twitter was an option. I recommend anyone who uses GitHub try out gitlab.