The biggest news in the world now: “Microsoft to buy GitHub for $7.5 billion”. Microsoft confirms it’s acquiring GitHub. You can read the official blog posts regarding this breaking news A bright future for GitHub from Chris Wanstrath and Microsoft + GitHub = Empowering Developers from Satya Nadella.
When I heard this news thousands of questions come up in my mind. I think this is a good news and I am quite exciting about the future of Github with Microsoft. I am sure there are numerous people who are not so happy about this news. (I hope the won’t delete their codes from Github) 🙂
“Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement.
“We have been on a journey with open source, and today we are active in the open source ecosystem, we contribute to open source projects, and some of our most vibrant developer tools and frameworks are open source.” Satya Nadella added.
“We both believe GitHub needs to remain an open platform for all developers. No matter your language, stack, platform, cloud, or license, GitHub will continue to be your home—the best place for software creation, collaboration, and discovery.” Wanstrath said in his post.
“I’m extremely proud of what GitHub and our community have accomplished over the past decade, and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead. The future of software development is bright and I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Microsoft to help make it a reality.” Wanstrath wrote.
Nevertheless in the next some weeks several topics will be clarified and everyone would get reassuring news and information about Github’s future.