Microsoft is officially buying Github, the internet’s largest source code repository, for a $7.5 billion, with Microsoft VP Nat Friedman assuming the role of GitHub’s new CEO. The acquisition isn’t without its detractors, who say they are already ditching GitHub and looking elsewhere. Concern over GitHub’s management in the future, along with Microsoft’s not so popular past with open source, might be the biggest hurdle the company has to overcome.
Some developers, fearful of Microsoft’s hand, have begun flocking to competing services in the meantime. Code repository GitLab, for example, has seen a noteworthy increase in the number of repositories created since Sunday, when word of GitHub’s takeover made headlines.
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