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Re: GitHub has been acquired by Microsoft

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: GitHub has been acquired by Microsoft
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:05:56 +0200

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 10:32 PM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> writes:
>> I actually manage the team at google that develops gerrit, and yes,
>> the new UI is much better, and I think it also much better than
>> GitHub's pull-request model.
>> I am happy to help with setting up an instance for LilyPond if that
>> helps anyone.
>> FWIW. I think the scaremongering about Microsoft's plans for GitHub is
>> exaggerated: I think Microsoft is interested in GH because of MS'
>> cloud business. Getting closer to developers will get them a better
>> shot of turning them into MS cloud developers.
> Well, their legal department needs something to draft after the
> Windows 10 EULA and I don't think anybody will bother to keep their
> hands out of the cookie jar.  And if Microsoft puts a friendly pitch at
> upgrading clients to a more efficient and exclusive protocol in like it
> pitched a friendly update to Windows 10, of course providing that you
> really, really wanted it...
> Microsoft has a history of making people choke on "how bad can it be?".
> They'll not start right away to avoid the initial bad press.  At least
> not extensively.  But they did not pay $7.5bn in order to just keep
> GitHub doing the same things it would have done anyway.

If MS were interested in the business, they wouldn't have paid this
much. It's much more likely they are interested in the global
developer community that GH created.  I don't think they would pay
that much to get access to that community only to then scare them away

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