Microsoft wants to buy GitHub for $2B ($7.5B, actually)



Ars Technica has an interesting point of view:

Also, someone remarked that GitLab is hosted on Azure. If that is true, there is just no escaping Microsoft’s bear hug :slight_smile:

(Flössie) #42

In case you missed it:



I bet M$ bought GitHub to improve their Office 365. Google Docs allowed for collaborative editing of docs for years now but M$ Office still sucks in that area.


Slashdot has voted:

(Kees Guequierre) #46

As if SourceForge has such a good track records…

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missing the blue screen

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(Cranberry Carborundum) #48

While not as bad as, say, Facebook acquiring Github, you know Microsoft will eventually shaft users if the shareholders demand it.

(Eduardo Battaglia) #49

Better MS than Adobe, Oracle or Apple…


… or Google.

(Morgan Hardwood) #51

I’d go with TrumpHub. Make issue tracking great again.

(Carmelo Dr Raw) #52

I’ve read somewhere that they also offer a protective wall for the hosted repositories…

(Gord) #53

And Microsoft is going to pay for it.

(Isaac Ullah) #54

“When the FOSS is sending us their code, their not sending us their best. They’re not sending enterprise-ready software. They’re sending software with a lot of problems. They’re bringing bugs. They’re bringing trojans. They’re early alpha versions. And some, I assume, are good code.”

(Eduardo Battaglia) #55



This isn’t a bug. This is a fake issue…

(Colin Paul Adams) #57

I think the whole thread is a fake issue.