Microsoft Finalizes GitHub Acquisition

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Microsoft finalized their acquisition of GitHub today, paying a cool $7.5 billion in cash for the ubiquitous Git repository. It seems like the European Commission approval was the last step to get this deal done.

There was a lot of noise when the acquisition was announced in June from across the developer community. Many were concerned what this would mean for open-source projects. Some openly advocated for moving to different platforms. Now that the acquisition has gone through, we’ll see how the new Microsoft subsidiary fares in terms of users and revenue.

The rubber meets the road Monday when new boss Nat Friedman takes over as GitHub CEO.

Source: Ars Technica

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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