More Microsoft open source contributors on Github than Facebook or Google

Github’s latest data shows that Microsoft has more contributors to its open source projects than Facebook and Google.

Of the more than 5.8 million active users on Github over the past 12 months, over 16,000 were contributing to Microsoft projects.

The Next Web reported that Microsoft began with the open sourcing of its .NET framework. Since then, the project has attracted many developers.

“The big .NET project has more people outside of Microsoft contributing to it than people who work at Microsoft,” Github CEO Chris Wanstrath told Fortune.

After putting the source code of its development framework on Github, Microsoft also open sourced several other projects, including:

  • Chakra JavaScript engine
  • Visual Studio’s MSBuild compiling engine
  • Computational Networks Toolkit for deep learning applications
  • Xamarin tool for building cross-platform apps
  • PowerShell

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