Microsoft has acquired GitHub - Sources

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Microsoft has acquired GitHub - Sources

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire GitHub Inc., the code repository company popular with many software developers, and could announce the deal as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.

GitHub preferred selling the company to going public and chose Microsoft partially because it was impressed by Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.

[Bloomberg]
 

konfab

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Why would this be bad news?
Embrace: Development of software substantially compatible with a competing product, or implementing a public standard.
Extend: Addition and promotion of features not supported by the competing product or part of the standard, creating interoperability problems for customers who try to use the 'simple' standard.
Extinguish: When extensions become a de facto standard because of their dominant market share, they marginalize competitors that do not or cannot support the new extensions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish
 

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Ah... Microsoft going back to the tried and tested way of stealing other people's code for Windows, and then claiming its their own innovation...

Time to close my GitHub account.
 

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You all better uninstall any running versions of windows while you are at it. Just nix from now on. :crylaugh:
 

TelkomUseless

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Ah... Microsoft going back to the tried and tested way of stealing other people's code for Windows, and then claiming its their own innovation...

Time to close my GitHub account.
LOL... MS never claimed it as their own..

And MS has embraced open source tech for a while (SQL 2016 runs on Linux etc). Look at Azure.. you can run any NON-MS tech on it..
 

ArtyLoop

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LOL... MS never claimed it as their own..

And MS has embraced open source tech for a while (SQL 2016 runs on Linux etc). Look at Azure.. you can run any NON-MS tech on it..
Sorry who actually in their right mind trusts Microsoft? Except people who think Windows 10 is great I suspect.
I used to use their products, once upon a time, not any more.
If they could, they'd actually make you pay for the air you breathe.
A company, that is singly responsible for holding the pursuit of computer science back because of their corporate greed does not deserve to be involved with open source projects.
 

hawker

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I dunno but MS Excel is phenomenal for the most part.
 

TelkomUseless

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Sorry who actually in their right mind trusts Microsoft? Except people who think Windows 10 is great I suspect.
I used to use their products, once upon a time, not any more.
If they could, they'd actually make you pay for the air you breathe.
A company, that is singly responsible for holding the pursuit of computer science back because of their corporate greed does not deserve to be involved with open source projects.
Huh.. and Apple ? Dude.. breath. Lol

I used to use their products, once upon a time, not any more.
Good on you!
 

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Microsoft have changed a lot in recent years - I actually really like them and what they are doing these days.
 

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Microsoft have changed a lot in recent years - I actually really like them and what they are doing these days.
They have come from the Anti-Opensource to Pro OpenSource company. Azure is freaking bad ass... (not only for the tech, but service fabric etc).. amazing ****!
 
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