Microsoft is acquiring GitHub
- 14 November 2017
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GitHub is a large code repository, very popular with developers as well as big tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google hosting entire projects, documentation, and code. There are currently 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, while 28 million developers contribute to them.
Microsoft killed its own GitHub competitor, Codeplex, in December. GitHub aquisition will in one hand make it more trusted to use for projects and source control, as Microsoft is already trusted across software and services by many companies.
On the other hand, trust and respect won’t be easy for Microsoft to maintain. GitLab, a GitHub competitor, claims it has seen a huge increase in the amount of developers moving their repositories over to its service, which is an early sign of unrest in the developer community.