[clug] Microsoft Has Acquired GitHub

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Thu Jun 7 01:02:53 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jun 07, 2018 at 10:18:44AM +1000, Bob Edwards via linux wrote:
> 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.

It is a big risk, dpeends on the agreement you agree to with the hosting of
the code on the site I guess.

Interesting to hear the culture inside Microsoft has changed to open source
by default though (as Tridge says it is a massive company and has all manner
of different things happening inside it)

This set of points on twitter from a former employee tlaks about it nicely



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