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The end of GitHub?

chopstickschopsticks Member Posts: 389
News broke out that Microsoft purchases GitHub. A search on the web with mentioning of migrating to GitLab. What's your view?

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    LonerVampLonerVamp Member Posts: 518 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Has Microsoft done bad things in the past, oh, 10 years? I guess, what's the problem?

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    blargoeblargoe Member Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    The FOSS purists, who refuse to be associated with anything Microsoft out of principle, will flee for the hills. The rest of us will wait and see.

    There are enough MS shops out there that GitHub should continue to be a viable platform for years to come, if that is Microsoft's intention.

    I expect the entire thing to be rolled into Azure, and the on premises option to no longer be developed/supported at some point.
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    PC509PC509 Member Posts: 804 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I've seen a lot of "The sky is falling" threads on various forums because of this. I think they are all overreacting.

    I'm sure some will move to other platforms, but I don't think Git will fall or become something else entirely.
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    networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I agree with blargoe. A lot of the FOSS purist folks have already started moving their small projects to GitLab. Any real useful sized project is likely to wait and see as it's no small matter.

    I've had both for my personal stuff for a few years, but I'm not a heavy user. Dot files and few scripts. We use self hosted GitHub at work so I'd be interested to see how that works out.
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    Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I think MS is already the largest contributor to github, I doubt they'll be destroying it anytime soon.
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    the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Don't know why everyone is so upset. Microsoft has been strongly pro open source for several years now and I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    Don't know why everyone is so upset. Microsoft has been strongly pro open source for several years now and I wouldn't worry about it.
    Because some people are still fixated on writing "M$" and haven't paid attention to the news in awhile.
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    the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Danielm7 wrote: »
    Because some people are still fixated on writing "M$" and haven't paid attention to the news in awhile.

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    bjpeterbjpeter Member Posts: 198 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I used to use GitHub until I switched over to BitBucket. The latter provides private repos for free. GitHub, on the other hand, charged for private repos the last time I checked.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    What Blargoe said

    I used to be one of the FOSS kids. Microsoft has changed substantially in the last decade, and their innovation in the cloud area is impressive, they're up there with Amazon, and they're here to stay, for a long time!
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    yoba222yoba222 Member Posts: 1,237 ■■■■■■■■□□
    While git is really great, Github isn't even all that good anyways. Like what bjpeter said, Bitbucket is better for a simple and free private repo.
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    joshuamurphy75joshuamurphy75 Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    End of GitHub? I thought it would be a boost for LinkedIn. Allowing people to link their profiles and let recruiters see portfolios.
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    tzinebhtzinebh Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    We are now migrating our repository to gitlabs
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    dkorzhevindkorzhevin Member Posts: 50 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Microsoft already had own similar solution, which was abandoned and closed - codeplex. Code neutrality on github is lost. I don't see reasons to stay on github and pay to microsoft.

    P.S. In process of code migration from github to Gitlab.
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    SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 1,133 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Purist will flee to other solutions. In some way I heard that GitHub needed a major "sponsor" to keep their business model viable... At least, Microsoft have deep pocket.

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