Now, GitHub is officially a business of a Microsoft Corp. GitHub Chief Executive Officer has now shared news in the blog post, that exactly after one week the European Union approved the $7.5 Billion transactions.
As of today, GitHub is officially a Microsoft Corp. business.
GitHub Chief Executive Officer Nat Friedman (pictured, second from the left) shared the news in a blog post, exactly one week after the European Union approved the $7.5 billion transactions. “GitHub will operate independently as a community, platform, and business,” Friedman wrote. “This means that GitHub will retain its developer-first values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility. We will always support developers in their choice of any language, license, tool, platform, or cloud.”
After the deal has been revealed, some of the users raise their voices, that Microsoft may change the policies and some of the features that have also made the GitHub the industry main hub for the open source projects. And nowadays, the developer's community as a whole now seems to believe the platform in a good company. The number of users on the GitHub now has grown 3 Million more after Microsoft acquired it.
Now, Microsoft will be going to focus on enhancing the platform user Interface initially. Friedman specified that one priority would be doubling down on Project Paper Cuts, an initiative that GitHub launched in August to streamline the user experience based on feedback from the community.
In the longer run, developers can expect new integrations with Microsoft products. CEO Satya Nadella (second from right) said in June that the company would use the acquisition to “bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.”
Apart from that. The Microsoft now will be going to explore new ways to monetize the platform. As of now, GitHub already started with the paid subscriptions, and before this month GitHub also revealed GitHub Action, which is a service for automating development projects. Users can write the workflows to handle some of the complex actions such as accepting new users and publishing a piece of code to open source projects.
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