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Discussion on: What I think is bad about Microsoft acquiring GitHub

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mnivoliez

While I agree that MS will certainly not turn GitHub to ashes, I think that a problem lies in the big grasp that MS acquired along the road. For instance, how many companies look through Linked In and GitHub to evaluate developer before hiring them? That means that MS is know part of a big part of the process. Another things is, as state by your article, that a lot of stuff depends on MS goodwill. It takes only a bunch of angry shareholders to make it changes. I would not be surprise if MS use GitHub to push upfront their own solution (without arming other of course).

But, only time will say if it's good or not. They have done great things for open source so nothing say they'll change overnight.

PS: do not worry for gitter, Gitlab acquired that: blog.gitter.im/2017/03/15/gitter-g...

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Massimo Artizzu Author • Edited

Ooh, I completely forgot about Gitter bought by GitLab! That's better!

But Atom still doesn't have a goot outlook...

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mnivoliez

Indeed.

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Massimo Artizzu Author

I've updated the post reporting Nat Friedman's words about the future of Atom.

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