Github to Microsoft

 3. June 2018

An Evil Giant?

For many years, Microsoft was considered an evil empire in tech circles. I shared this view. I remember early memes with Bill Gates as the Borg. I should admit that I held a negative view of Microsoft as well.

Within the past couple of years, my views of Microsoft have softened. I no longer think they are the monopoly the company once was. My newer, less harsh views are going to be challenged. Microsoft is acquiring GitHub.

According to Bloomsburg, “Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire GitHub Inc., the code repository company popular with many software developers, and could announce the deal as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter.”

GitHub is a service that I use often. I use it as both a place to store my coding project cc to and also as a repository of projects I use daily. The acquisition of GitHub fills me with trepidation. I have already seen a couple of posts by developers moving off of Github to Gitlab. For me, I feel like a transition is premature. I believe that I will take a wait and see approach and see what changes Microsoft makes.