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


On a personal level this must be great for the founders, GitHub team and their investors. Congratulations to them on this acquisition, they built a great service & built an amazing community. This acquisition ratifies their model and hard work.

For the last few years, Microsoft has been an consistent open source contributor link. They were just behind Google last year on GitHub.

A lot of coders are using VS Code as their primary IDE and there are many who swear by TypeScript. A thing to consider is how many moved from MySQL once Oracle acquired them. Sure, some would have had their reservations and moved to other databases. But MySQL still has about 58% market share link.

Time will tell how this pans out. But given how Microsoft has been under Nadellla, I would give them some benefit of doubt and wait to hear what plans they have for GitHub.

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