What's your thought on GitHub getting owned by Microsoft?


(MH Xion) #1

By now, you may have already heard it. It’s all over the open source community and tech news. Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github

I’m just interested in what’re your thoughts about this? Are you gonna migrate to gitlab :D? I personally am so confused by the overhaul.


(Miguel Piedrafita) #2

I personally think people are overreacting. I mean, yeah, they fucked Skype up, but they are trying to get more dev-friendly (see VSCode and Linux on Windows). Also, they said nothing would change, so I’m staying for now.


(Nathan Geerinck) #3

Yeah, I think we just need to give them a chance to improve the platform and maybe is the outcome better for all developers.

We will see! :slight_smile:


(Duncan McClean) #4

It will be interesting to see if they do anything to Atom. Especially because Microsoft have VS Code.


(Bruce Blore) #5

Practically everything Microsoft has ever created is garbage, and Microsoft ruined most things they bought. Most of their stuff collects way too much personal information. I no longer trust GitHub.


(Miguel Piedrafita) #6

Mojang


(Bruce Blore) #7

I used to enjoy Minecraft Pocket Edition (I’m cheap) before Microsoft ruined it. They put DRM in it so I can’t play it without having the Google Play Store installed on my device.


(Nathan Geerinck) #8

Personally, I think that Microsoft made some outstanding updates for Minecraft. And that was visible in the sales of Minecraft servers of a hosting provider where I used to work for.