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


Would you keep using GitHub?

Well I don't much use it now! I prefer Bitbucket, and my company uses them too.

GitHub for so many people seems to be synonymous with git. I think that sucks; it's like Linux and Ubuntu being the same thing. If this acquisition throws a little light on the matter and prompts people to start using other services or even hosting their own, then it's a silver lining for me. Maybe all those little apps people love won't automatically interpret dependencies of the form foo/frobulator as GitHub URLs and will show a little more consideration for others!

As other people have said, better Microsoft than Oracle. But that's firmly in the "just because something else is worse, doesn't make this thing good" category.


Thanks Ben.

The impression I got from your message is that MS was the lesser evil :)

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