GitHub is one of the most popular sites for hosting repositories of code. Google moved most of its projects to GitHub after Google Code shut down, and countless open-source Android applications and libraries live on the site as well. GitHub has been an independent company for its entire 10-year history, but that might not be the case for much longer.
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft has already reached an agreement to purchase the company. GitHub apparently preferred selling the company to going public, and Microsoft’s newest CEO Satya Nadella impressed GitHub executives.
And the @github acquisition (potential) explains why we self-host all sourcecode at @videolan with git or with our @gitlab instance.@Microsoft has been a great citizen for open source lately, but it shows you can never know what will happen with a non-open-source SaaS.
Am I the only one that is kind of excited about the MS / GitHub talks? I mean I know that we’re all supposed to hate them and all… but vscode and typescript are two of the best maintained OSS projects i’ve ever seen. MS is not the old MS anymore