Microsoft has completed the acquisition of GitHub today. According to a report the acquisition costs a whooping $7.1 billion. But here are few things that may interest you about Microsoft acquisition of GitHub.
The Deal is a Done Deal:
In other words, Microsoft acquisition of GitHub is not a rumour but it is true. The software maker revealed earlier this year that it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion . Today, the software maker is confirming that this big acquisition is complete.
GitHub is a code-sharing site used by more than 30 million open-source developers, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman announced in a blog post. The deal marks the biggest test yet of Microsoft’s commitment to play by the rules of the open-source community.
Nat Friedman, the Microsoft’s GitHub CEO, said in a post after the completion of the deal that:
“Our vision is to serve every developer on the planet, by being the best place to build software. This is a dream opportunity for all of us at GitHub, and we couldn’t be more excited to roll up our sleeves and start this next chapter.”
One interesting thing about GitHub acquisition is what Nat Friedman has revealed. Many are with the fear that Microsoft may change GitHub. However, Friedman had previously promised “We are not buying GitHub to turn it into Microsoft.”
But do you think Microsoft will allow GitHub to operate free of interference? Drop your opinion in the comments section below.