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

Antoine Pitrou antoine at python.org
Mon Jun 4 14:06:28 EDT 2018

Le 04/06/2018 à 19:49, Mariatta Wijaya a écrit :
> I think we shouldn't be speculating or making guesses.
> If people are concerned with how Microsoft will manage GitHub, please
> talk to Microsoft or GitHub representative, and not gossip in python-dev.

What would talking to a MS or GH representative achieve?  Of course they
won't tell you if their company intend to disturb the current service in
a few years.

1) being mere employees they are forbidden to make such statements that
could hurt the company's bottom line;

2) they probably don't know themselves, since representatives aren't the
ones making decisions, and there's no reason they would be notified
months or years in advance.

So, if you talk to a representative, you will obviously get some
reassuring PR speak (which might be sincere btw).

All we are left with is to speculate on where the company's interests
lie.  It's not unknown for products or services to endure stark changes
after their provider is being bought by another entity.  Microsoft
themselves did it (see Skype), and of course others did as well.



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