[PLUG] Microsoft github?

Russell Senior russell at personaltelco.net
Sun Jun 3 21:46:06 PDT 2018


It is also, of course, completely possible you run your own git server.

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:26 PM, Daniel Bolduc <dan at computatrumdesign.com>
wrote:

> It does appear to be true. It's even mentioned on their wikipedia page now.
>
> It was either an acquisition like this or go public soon, I would imagine.
>
> Like it or not, Microsoft is all in on open sourcing their own products
> (see .net core, powershell core, etc) and extensively using and
> contributing to open source projects and implementing them into their
> services (i.e. Azure). They no longer view closed source software licenses
> as their primary / future source of revenue (except for their Office
> suite), so this behavior does not conflict with their business interests.
> Microsoft internally abandoned their own proprietary source control
> products in favor of Git years ago and encourages their customers to do the
> same. I have heard them say this myself.
>
> This is not intended as a defense of Microsoft in any way, just a factual
> explanation of their current position as a company on open source. Whether
> you find these changes to be positive or threatening in nature, I leave up
> to you....
>
> - Dan
>
> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Ronald Bynoe <ronald at bynoe.us> wrote:
>
> > I've always been partial to Gitlab, at least they let you run an
> > on-premises installation and are more open-source friendly.
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 7:34 PM, Michael Rasmussen <michael at jamhome.us>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On 2018-06-03 18:00, Michael Barnes wrote:
> > >
> > >> I saw mention on another list that Microsoft is taking over github.
> Can
> > >> this possibly be true?
> > >>
> > >
> > > Bloomberg thinks so.
> > > https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft
> > > -is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github
> > >
> > > --
> > >       Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
> > >     Be Appropriate && Follow Your Curiosity
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