[ubuntu-studio-devel] Confirmed! Microsoft Has Bought GitHub for $7.5 Billion | It's FOSS

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Thu Jun 7 14:59:36 UTC 2018

On Thu, 7 Jun 2018, Charlie wrote:

> I'm against this deal. I don't like a corporate giant jumping into our open
> source community and exerting its influence with money. We of the free and open
> source software community need to be alarmed by this and if any of you have code
> on github, I'd suggest you put it somewhere else. Linux is about being open

github itself was never open source. github has always been a for profit 
company. As such it could have been bought by anyone. perhaps it has never 
been a good place to keep open code and this sale has just brought that 
fact home.

Len Ovens

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