Microsoft Swallowing Up GitHub. For Good?

Microsoft Swallowing Up GitHub. For Good?

GitHub is the largest hosting for software developers based. Today more than 28 million specialists collaborate on GitHub, and it hosts around 85 million code repositories. Last Sunday, June 3, Business Insider made public the news about GitHub’s collaboration with Microsoft: Bill Gates’ corporation is about to buy the hosting

Microsoft claimed that together with GitHub they will work on technical innovations: the deal intends to broaden developers’ opportunities, speed up the platform’s growth and promote Microsoft services. The CEO Satya Nadella commented on the news, assuring that Microsoft acknowledges the responsibility it takes and foresees the productive collaboration in the future. 

Nat Friedman, the vice-president of Microsoft, will take the leadership of GitHub, while its co-founder Chris Wanstrath will focus on strategic programs in Scott Guthrie’s team. 

GitHub was founded in 2008, and not long ago was valued at $2 billion. Microsoft will buy the hosting for as much as $7.5 billion.

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