Breaking News: Microsoft and GitHub Make it Official

Annalena Morris
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Microsoft acquires GitHub

Before the world had time to speculate the reports were confirmed and Microsoft and GitHub were already walking down the aisle.

Microsoft has agreed to buy GitHub for $7.5billion dollars. A giant acquisition that comes two years after Satya Nadella negotiated the acquisition of LinkedIn.

GitHub is a large open-source platform that allows developers to host projects and reportedly has over 20million users, it’s a watering hole for superb developers.

The tech community is curiously waiting (and debating) the effect of this acquisition on valuable open-source nature of GitHub. Will this Microsoft acquisition have a positive or negative impact on the developer community and the amazing quality of work hosted on GitHub?

We’ll have to wait and see…

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