Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Is Microsoft acquiring GitHub?

Microsoft reportedly had talks about acquiring GitHub Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy Github
Mandy Jefferson | 04 June, 2018, 01:04

According to information, GitHub requested more money than Microsoft is willing to pay. That functionality has made GitHub the center of the open source software development world.

GitHub, valued at $2 billion as of a 2015 funding round, but the potential price tag for the financially health company could be $5 billion or more, the report says. It wouldn't surprise me if it's vastly north of that figure. Github has 80 million repositories worldwide, 27 million developers and 1.8 billion businesses and organizations on its platform.

Microsoft is gearing up to acquire GitHub. These developers use the site to store their codes while they discuss some issues with other developers.

Over on The Register, results of a poll suggest that people are less than keen on the idea of Microsoft snapping up GitHub. The company has focused heavily on cloud computing and increasingly embraced open source technologies under CEO Satya Nadella.

In addition to millions of developers, public institutions like NASA and major tech companies have a presence on GitHub, including Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.

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She also urged her critics to be fair, adding: "Please don't compare me2 other people who have said frightful things". Barr later apologised for what she called a "joke".


Even as a non-developer, I "use" GitHub nearly daily to check out new projects or download some piece of software. Microsoft has a variety of tools for developers. Microsoft, once opposed to that kind of open-source software development, is now one if the biggest contributors to GitHub.

It is not the first time Microsoft has wanted to add GitHub to its shopping cart.

There's a deeper play for Microsoft, though, should it decide to move forward and buy GitHub.

Nevertheless, it's not hard to find folks screaming about how Microsoft shouldn't own Github.

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