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Re: MS Buying Github

#61 Post by LnoyBoy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:01 pm

'getting involved with ubuntu' was referring to an article I read about MS and ubuntu working together to get bash to run on Windows.

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Re: MS Buying Github

#62 Post by Adrian » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:41 pm

clicktician wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm
I am no expert on software devel. Know absolutely nothing. But I did formulate a different view from listening to the biz analysts at the office:

Github is a private company and doesn't disclose a lot of financials. The VC investors did say they suffered from cash-burn bonfires, but didn't elaborate. They only have 700 employees, so the cash wasn't going to payroll. (At least I hope not!)

They told Forbes and CNBC that last year their annual run rate was $110 million from their Enterprise business accounts. By my quick math... that means 98.05% of their 23.1 million accounts are freebies. Yikes! 2% of their business ops float the whole thing.

IMHO, Github was suffocating under the expense of its own popularity. Something had to happen to redistribute the burden of open source development over a much larger revenue base. They either needed a white knight with deep pockets, or a predator to stir the pool and spread the load over the other providers.

They did both. And I think this rebalance in the eco-system will make the open source world a lot healthier. Distribute projects over more providers. Make opportunity for competitors. And diversify it. But then, I'm not a developer and I'm not emotionally invested. Does Microsoft have ulterior motives? We shall see. I do know that the top Github Enterprise users like Red Hat, Amazon, and Google seem very calm and supportive for this to have been a horrific surprise. Yes, there's probably a plan, but it's not what any of us are thinking.
That's a great point, It's very possible that Microsoft saved Github and kept it free for the 98.05% of the users, if that's the case I'm grateful to them.

Thank you Microsoft! :hug:

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Re: MS Buying Github

#63 Post by sunrat » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Time to look at the lighter side :) :
https://johansen.software/github-xp/

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Re: MS Buying Github

#64 Post by rich » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:21 pm

sunrat wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:54 pm
Time to look at the lighter side :)
Oh man, they even got clippy!
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Re: MS Buying Github

#65 Post by handy » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Manjaro are already in the process of moving to GitLab: https://github.com/manjaro/release-plan/issues/203
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Re: MS Buying Github

#66 Post by skidoo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:15 am

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Re: MS Buying Github

#67 Post by xali » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:14 am

is there a connection between gitlab and google?

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#68 Post by KBD » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am

xali wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:14 am
is there a connection between gitlab and google?
Gitlab is moving to Google servers from Azure, as I understand it.

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Re: MS Buying Github

#69 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:26 pm

KBD wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am
xali wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:14 am
is there a connection between gitlab and google?
Gitlab is moving to Google servers from Azure, as I understand it.
that's kinda funny. If its true that gitlab was running on Azure, I can see the meeting the morning after the great migration

Bedraggled IT guy: Um, boss, we got all these new OSS guys coming over because of the MS buying github thing.
Red-eyed boss: so...we want all those OSS guys, right?
Bedraggled IT guy: well, yeah, of course, but, uh, we be running the service on MS Azure.
Red-Eyed Boss: #*!*##$$!!%%!!!!
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Re: MS Buying Github

#70 Post by KBD » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:39 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:26 pm
that's kinda funny. If its true that gitlab was running on Azure, I can see the meeting the morning after the great migration

Bedraggled IT guy: Um, boss, we got all these new OSS guys coming over because of the MS buying github thing.
Red-eyed boss: so...we want all those OSS guys, right?
Bedraggled IT guy: well, yeah, of course, but, uh, we be running the service on MS Azure.
Red-Eyed Boss: #*!*##$$!!%%!!!!
That will be a quick migration I'm sure :)
But they were doing that before MS bought Github:
https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/06/why- ... gle-cloud/

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