[Python-Dev] Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jun 4 12:06:28 EDT 2018

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 8:40 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 4 Jun 2018 17:03:27 +0200
> Victor Stinner <vstinner at redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > At this point, I have no opinion about the event :-) I just guess that
> > it should make GitHub more sustainable since Microsoft is a big
> > company with money and interest in GitHub. I'm also confident that
> > nothing will change soon. IMHO there is no need to worry about
> > anything.
> It does spell uncertainty on the long term.  While there is no need to
> worry for now, I think it gives a different colour to the debate about
> moving issues to Github.

I don't see how this *increases* the uncertainty. Surely if GitHub had
remained independent there would have been be similar concerns about how it
would make enough money to stay in business.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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