[clug] Microsoft Has Acquired GitHub

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Jun 7 00:18:44 UTC 2018

On 07/06/18 10:00, Brad Marshall wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at 09:50 Bob Edwards via linux <linux at lists.samba.org 
> <mailto:linux at lists.samba.org>> wrote:
>     Sounds a bit census'esque - except the census people had 5 years to
>     prepare whereas Gitlab had almost no notice of the M$ buyout of GitHub.
>     Good on them for getting their act together so quickly.
> Its funny watching all these people run away from Github to Gitlab 
> because of Microsoft, when hosted Gitlab is currently running on Azure.  
> They are moving to Google Compute, but still, its money to Microsoft.
> Not that I really see any problems with it, GitHub is going from being 
> owned by a for profit company with a non open sourced product to ... 
> being owned by a for profit company with a non open sourced product.
> Thanks,
> Brad

Maybe I should have said it sounds a bit BitKeeper'esque... The open-
source community remembers a lesson learned at the dawn of distributed
version control. I doubt that all these projects fleeing represent more
that a tiny flick of the needle in GitHub's popularity.

Bob Edwards.

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