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LEGEND ,
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Hello, all,

Sorry for cross-posting, but I thought this question should be put to both CF and DW forums.

Please see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2498655 for your thoughts on the Micro$oft acquisition of GitHub.  I'm curious.

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Hello, all,

Sorry for cross-posting, but I thought this question should be put to both CF and DW forums.

Please see https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2498655 for your thoughts on the Micro$oft acquisition of GitHub.  I'm curious.

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Are you positive they have aquired github?

When I checked on Thursday, MS was unwilling to pay the asking price, but we all know how fast thing change when it comes to take-overs.

If they have aquired git, then personally I think it would be a good thing for everyone, as they may introduce x usage with the MS team server, and incorporate features from both into the paid for service of git and/or team server.

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They've agreed to pay 7.5 billion dollars, about 2 pound fifty pence in UK money l think, according to the most recent updates. Thats going to upset a lot of techs that store their files on github  l would expect. Me l dont give a s.... as l dont use it

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Acquisition was reported in today's NY Times. Apparently an all stock purchase.

Chris

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Yep, all said and done.  And as osgood_ has pointed out, the price was US$7.5 billion (B, not M).

I read a Buzzfeed article about it.  Someone on Twitter posted a poll asking how many would stay and how many would go.  Only 32% indicated they would stay, and over 60% indicated that they would move to another repository.

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Sorry.. wasn't Buzzfeed, it was a slashdot article.  I'll provide the URL:

https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/06/04/0935200/microsofts-interest-in-buying-github-draws-ba...

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Without radical changes to the github finance model, I cannot see how Microsoft can make the aquisition pay, as Osgood said that $7.5 billion dollars would be equivalent to £7.50p in the real world if it was based on git's real worth.

I also wonder how many of those saying they would leave github are none paying users, (probably most).

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I have no numbers, unfortunately.  But regardless, if over half of the users leave, there's less monitization, including potential commercialism, for Micro$oft.

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I don't think MS is too worried about monitization.   New US tax laws mean big businesses must spend money to save money.    That's why we're seeing more acquisitions lately.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Hopefully the Atom and VS Code teams can come together and the VS Code team can explain to Atom how they successfully leveraged Electron more efficiently in various areas.

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