Microsoft the software giant reportedly acquire GitHub and make it official today. GitHub is a largest web-based hosting service in the world as it hosts repositories that is why GitHub very popular among the developers because it hosts millions of project, their documentation and keeps the code safe.
“We will accelerate enterprise developers’ use of GitHub, with our direct sales and partner channels and access to Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure and services,” says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella while conforming the news.
It is considered as the second big investment of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to own GitHub for $7.5 billion, back in 2015 GitHub was valued only $2 billion, and now Microsoft is paying a huge amount for this deal. GitHub will lead by CEO Nat Friedman who is the founder of Xamarin, he will report to Microsoft Cloud and AI chief Scott Guthrie. If we talk about why Microsoft thought of acquiring GitHub, well it’s pretty simple, Microsoft sells its propriety software while GitHub always provides an open source and offer free accounts to manage projects. It is not hard to imagine Microsoft owns GitHub simply to erase their competitor.
“GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated.
The fact Microsoft has been viewed as a trusted party among developers in terms of accessing code safely but after the acquisition of GitHub, it will probably get more trusted for the project and hosting source. Many major companies like Amazon, Apple, Google uses GitHub, and they will continue when they encounter the amalgamation of two trusted sources.
“We are committed to being stewards of the GitHub community, which will retain its developer-first ethos, operate independently and remain an open platform. We will always listen to developer feedback and invest in both fundamentals and new capabilities.” Said Nadella.