Microsoft acquires GitHub that is world’s largest open-source code repository website. GitHub is a leading software development software platform. Do you know why Microsoft is willing to pay so much for GitHub?
Microsoft Acquires GitHub and Knows the Cost-
According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” “We recognize the community responsibility we take on with this agreement and will do our best work to empower every developer to build, innovate and solve the world’s most pressing challenges.
“Microsoft buys Github for a whopping 7.5 billion dollars in an all-stock deal. GitHub is undoubtedly a massive catch for Microsoft, as it is the largest host for source code in the world.
Free Source Control Software GitHub-
Github is an online service that allows developers to host codes in the cloud. Its home to a huge number of open source projects. GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface. It also provides access control and several collaboration features, such as a wikis and basic task management tools for every project. As of 2017 it had 20 million users. According to Microsoft, Github is going to operate independently in order to provide an open platform. And developers will be able to continue using the programming languages, operating systems and tools of their choice for projects. And developers will still be able to deploy their code to any cloud, device and operating system.
Microsoft Confirms Github Acquisition-
On the 4th of June Microsoft officially confirmed that it had acquired Github for 7.5 billion dollars. Although many open source developers are not happy with the development, looking at the recent track record Microsoft, is most unlikely to absorb Github into Microsoft as it has already been announced that Chris Wanstrath, the current CEO of GitHub will become a Microsoft technical fellow and will report to Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie about strategic software programs.