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

Martin Gainty mgainty at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 5 10:28:24 EDT 2018

who owns the Data hosted on Github?

Github Author?


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Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 7:54 AM
To: Antoine Pitrou; python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

Something that may change is the way they treat Github
accounts, after all, MS is very much a sales driven company.

But then there's always the possibility to move to Gitlab
as alternative (hosted or run on PSF VMs), so I would
worry too much.

Do note, however, that the value in Github is not so much with
the products they have, but with the data. Their databases
know more about IT developer than anyone else and given
that Github is put under the AI umbrella in MS should tell
us something :-)

On 04.06.2018 19:02, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> That's true, but Microsoft has a lot of stakes in the ecosystem.
> For example, since it has its own CI service that it tries to promote
> (VSTS), is it in Microsoft's best interest to polish and improve
> integrations with other CI services?
> Regards
> Antoine.
> On Mon, 4 Jun 2018 09:06:28 -0700
> Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
>> 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.
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