GitHub users are already fuming about the company’s sale to Microsoft

It’s official Microsoft has acquired Git Hub for $7.5 billion

It’s official Microsoft has acquired Git Hub for $7.5 billion

Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft's developer tools and services to new audiences.

The news of the takeover comes at a time when GitHub is reportedly find a replacement for CEO and founder Chris Wanstrath, who announced his resignation previous year. Microsoft is no stranger to ingesting huge companies.

By acquiring GitHub, Microsoft will have access to over 27 Million software developers many of whom are not thrilled by the acquisition for it might hinder decentralization of code which is one of the chief reasons that the platform thrives. Microsoft, once opposed to that kind of open-source software development, is now one if the biggest contributors to GitHub. Selling to Microsoft would provide them a way forward. Now it looks as though Microsoft may be its new owner. It claims some of the biggest customers in the technology industry, including Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., IBM Corp. and many more.

Business Insider has reported information from sources familiar with the companies involved that executives from Microsoft have been holding talks with GitHub officials in regard to potential acquisition. And as CNBC points out, data from GitHub could also help Microsoft better its artificial intelligence capabilities. Developers will continue to be able to use the programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects - and will still be able to deploy their code to any operating system, any cloud and any device. Now, assuming Bloomberg's report holds, the code repository service and developer community will be absorbed by Microsoft.




Over on The Register, results of a poll suggest that people are less than keen on the idea of Microsoft snapping up GitHub.

Open source coding allows developers to work.

Meanwhile, GitHub, which celebrated its 10th birthday recently, lost $66m in nine months during 2016 and has been searching for a new CEO for the past nine months. The stepping down of CEO Chris Wanstrath previous year created slight feelings of unease, and a replacement is yet to be found for him.

Many firms depend on GitHub to collaborate and build their products.

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