Microsoft acquires Github for $7.5bn

07 June, 2018, 04:04 | Author: Leah Owens
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Based on a price that was floated past year, the report said that acquiring GitHub could cost Microsoft $5 billion or more - more than what Microsoft now wanted to pay.

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

For its part, Microsoft said in its release that "GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries".

As Microsoft built its business on proprietary software such as the Windows operating system, it came to be seen as an antagonist to the open-source philosophy of free software written by a collaborative community of developers.

After reports of a likely deal between Microsoft and GitHub emerged on Sunday, some users of the software development platform raised doubts on social network Reddit that GitHub would "eventually favour Microsoft products over competing alternatives".

"However, the real power comes when every developer can create together, collaborate, share code and build on each other's work".

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Analyst Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates says that despite the lofty price, this a "great buy" for Microsoft.

GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath, who is now executive chairman, is to move elsewhere within Microsoft to work on strategic technology projects.

"Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a release announcing the deal. Friedman, the incoming CEO, has a history with software development as the founder of Xamarin, a software-development startup that Microsoft purchased in 2016. Friedman is an open source veteran respected by the developer community, Microsoft said. Also, developers still will be able to deploy their code to any operating system, any cloud and any device.

But Julie Lerman, a GitHub user who works as a Microsoft liaison with freelance developers, cautiously welcomed the partnership. Wanstrath said 10 months ago that he would step down, but had remained in the role while a search for his replacement was ongoing.

"GitHub has been looking for leadership and help for a while now".

Github platform hosts a growing network of developers in almost every country representing more than 1.5 million companies across healthcare, manufacturing, technology, financial services, retail and more.

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