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Microsoft Buys Github For $7.5bn
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Microsoft has announced it is to acquire the
code-sharing site Github.
Github, based in San Francisco, is an online
platform that allows coders to collaborate with
each other on their work.
It is used by employees at many big companies,
including Microsoft.
Microsoft said it was paying $7.5bn (£5.6bn) in
stock to achieve the deal, which is due to be
completed before the end of the year. It said
Github would continue to operate independently.
"We recognise the community responsibility we
take on with this agreement and will do our best
work to empower every developer to build,
innovate and solve the world's most pressing
challenge," said Microsoft's chief executive
Satya Nadella in a statement .
It added that Github is currently used by more
than 28 million developers, who in turn represent
more than 1.5 million organisations across a
range of industries.
The business will be led by Nat Friedman, the
founder of Xamarin - a mobile software
development service acquired by Microsoft in
2016.
Microsoft described Mr Friedman as being an
"open source" veteran.
The term refers to the principle that code is
made publicly accessible so that others can
inspect, modify and share it.
Microsoft added that Github's current chief
executive, Chris Wanstrath, will move elsewhere
in its corporation to work on strategic software
initiatives.
Github's basic service is free, but it charges a
monthly fee of up to $21 per user for extra
services including round-the-clock support and
the ability to give team members different levels
of access.
Takeover worries
"Github offers transparency - it's a very effective,
no-fuss tool to run projects globally while
allowing many developers to contribute,"
commented Malcolm Barclay, a UK-based app
developer.
"Some are nervous because of what Microsoft
has done with past purchases - Skype for
example - and the worry is that Github could be
destroyed.
"Many of Microsoft's takeovers are driven by
user numbers, and Github has a lot of users.
"Presumably it wants something from them, but
we don't know what that is."
The BBC is among those to use Github to share some of its open source code.
Microsoft used to run a rival service called Codeplex, but shut it down last year saying that Github had become the "de facto place for open source sharing".

source: BBC news
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@laive,@dealwap,@abbey,@ben28,@hackinubee,@dynamo come in o
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I dont want microsoft to get github. Sad

They will just spoil it. Cry
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what do they stand to gain? I mean, how do they recoup their billions?
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(06-05-2018, 11:57 AM)Hackinubee Wrote:
what do they stand to gain? I mean, how do they recoup their billions?


Thank you o my brother Cool
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(06-05-2018, 11:57 AM)Hackinubee Wrote:
what do they stand to gain? I mean, how do they recoup their billions?


See you, ask Bill Gate why he bought Microsoft in the first place. That man surely has other business ideas.
It takes so long to learn simplicity.
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(06-05-2018, 07:25 PM)dealwap Wrote:
See you, ask Bill Gate why he bought Microsoft in the first place. That man surely has other business ideas.


hmmm so true Cool
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(06-05-2018, 07:25 PM)dealwap Wrote:
See you, ask Bill Gate why he bought Microsoft in the first place. That man surely has other business ideas.

na true sha, but I still don't get it Sad
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