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Microsoft buys Github

Post by david63 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:22 pm

Just been reading that Microsoft had bought Github for $7.5bn.

Let's hope that it does not go the same way as other MS purchases! Could end up as a new "hackers paradise" like most other MS products.

Is there any other alternative out there?
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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by Ger » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:33 pm

Gitlab is the obvious alternative I'd say.

But I won't run immediately, MS today isn't MS from the nineties. I don't expect them to change the whole service or the license.
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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 pm

I saw that this morning and I agree, ms will probably cut it up. I see there’s already grumbles that they’ve moved or hidden the Linux repo. It could be worse, it could be IBM who have a reputation for ruining things like Lotus for instance, notes and 123 and Network Solutions, the list goes on. What makes GitHub so valuable?
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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by david63 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:44 pm

Mick wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 pm
What makes GitHub so valuable?
To MS - access to millions of pieces of code?

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by GanstaZ » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:51 pm

I would say "Time will show". If MS doesn't want to ruin their reputation completely then they will do nothing to affect it.

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:52 pm

david63 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:44 pm
To MS - access to millions of pieces of code?
Or, as most of the big corps do, buy it before someone else does.
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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by Crizzo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:36 pm

david63 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Mick wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 pm
What makes GitHub so valuable?
To MS - access to millions of pieces of code?
But most of it is public anyway. So I am not so sure about their intentions.

But somehow and at some time MS wants to get back their invested money ;)
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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by david63 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:42 pm

Crizzo wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:36 pm
But most of it is public anyway.
I agree but finding it from the "outside" is a lot more difficult than finding it from the "inside"

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by 3Di » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 pm

The logic alternative would be https://bitbucket.org/ IMO.

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by AmigoJack » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:01 am

Having access to the Github database is a good opportunity to run meta analysis and to see who cooperated with whom and where, plus which code is used elsewhere and thus has the same bugs and security holes to be used. Is nobody of you afraid?

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by pierredu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:08 am

I think that MS needs Github and didn't want that somebody could put his hands on such a strategical tool.

One should consider that all MS code now takes the form of deposits, not necessarily public.

Raymond Chen wrote a series on using Github from MS point of view

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

Post by 3Di » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:25 am

Some time ago an April Fools was posted (it was 2010), which ironically stated that phpBB had been bought by Micro$oft.

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Let us hope that that crystal ball is still clouded.

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Re: Microsoft buys Github

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