26 votes

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

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  1. MindsRedMill Link
    The reaction from my academic/geeky/open course friends has not been good.... Skype's performance and usability has been an interesting lesson int he impact of MS acquisition.

    The reaction from my academic/geeky/open course friends has not been good....

    Skype's performance and usability has been an interesting lesson int he impact of MS acquisition.

    6 votes
  2. dude2k5 Link
    Yayyyyy........ sigh More corporate consolidation

    Yayyyyy........ sigh

    More corporate consolidation

    3 votes
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    1. Kremor Link Parent
      Although the acquisition was certain, that article was still speculative. The article I posted is a confirmation from Microsoft and goes into more detail about the future plans for GitHub.

      Although the acquisition was certain, that article was still speculative. The article I posted is a confirmation from Microsoft and goes into more detail about the future plans for GitHub.

      5 votes
  4. Deimos Link
    Here's the "intro" post by Nat Friedman, the new GitHub CEO: https://natfriedman.github.io/hello/

    Here's the "intro" post by Nat Friedman, the new GitHub CEO: https://natfriedman.github.io/hello/

    2 votes
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    ninja Link
    As a .NET developer, I like this :) I love how MS is progressing with VisualStudio community, VisualStudio Code, Xamarin, .NET Core, TypeScript etc. Good days ahead.

    As a .NET developer, I like this :)
    I love how MS is progressing with VisualStudio community, VisualStudio Code, Xamarin, .NET Core, TypeScript etc. Good days ahead.

    2 votes
    1. AReluctantTilder Link Parent
      I agree. I think that Microsoft is moving in a better direction than say google or Apple for FOSS

      I agree. I think that Microsoft is moving in a better direction than say google or Apple for FOSS

      2 votes
  6. precise Link
    I know many believe Microsoft has moved on from these practices, but when I read an article like this I'm always slightly worried about Microsoft's "Embrace, extend, and extinguish" mantra....

    I know many believe Microsoft has moved on from these practices, but when I read an article like this I'm always slightly worried about Microsoft's "Embrace, extend, and extinguish" mantra. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

    I've seen a lot of good software, services, and companies absorbed by tech giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, etc. There is a prevailing trend where product quality goes down.

    1 vote
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    mersh Link
    Is merging TFS and GitHub the darkest timeline?

    Is merging TFS and GitHub the darkest timeline?

    1. hightrix Link Parent
      Im sure this is a joke, but VSTS (the modern version of TFS) already natively supports git. VSTS also already has many features of GitHub, but it is definitely more clunky to use. My hope is that...

      Im sure this is a joke, but VSTS (the modern version of TFS) already natively supports git. VSTS also already has many features of GitHub, but it is definitely more clunky to use.

      My hope is that msft uses GitHub as a model to improve VSTS, however naive that may be.

      I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about this. Luckily, of GitHub turns to shit, there are many viable alternatives.