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tr_escape

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Is github selling to microsoft?
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:13:11 pm »
https://www.businessinsider.de/2-billion-startup-github-could-be-for-sale-microsoft-2018-5

Normally I don't like open this kind title but github is mostly using for open source projects.
I hope they don't change policy of the site using.

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 06:52:12 pm »
That combination is not necessary fatal: Microsoft is very open to opensource (nowadays).
inline variables like in D10.3 are a bit like Brexit: if you are given the wrong information it sounds like a good idea. Every kid loves candy, but it makes you fat and your teeth will disappear.


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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 09:56:18 am »
F**k, I just moved my project there((

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 10:03:21 am »
Hmm. Is this really a bad thing ? 

If you are dependent on cloud services, you are usually better of with a big firm, than with a little one that usually starts squeezing the free service on the first hitch in revenues.

And that point was not far. Github hasn't made a profit in a decade (*)

(*) which IMHO makes 2 billion for them somehow overprized.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 10:07:32 am by marcov »

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 10:07:45 am »
GitLab is an European alternative:
https://about.gitlab.com/

Edit:
Not European anymore, GitLab is located in US now. :-(
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 11:43:54 am by mse »

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 11:36:53 am »
If you are dependent on cloud services, < snip >

This is why I decided, long time ago, to "eat my own dog food" regarding install,configure,run and maintenance the infrastructure I need/want for developing.

Currently, I'm using ISPConfig, Gogs, MantisBT, Jenkins and Seafile in a VPS running Debian which is backed up regularly ( twice a day ) to my home pc . It's not that hard to keep it safe and up and running after you finish the initial setup.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 11:43:36 am by Dimitrios Chr. Ioannidis »
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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 11:54:48 am »
++ for Gogs !!

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 12:34:14 pm »
inline variables like in D10.3 are a bit like Brexit: if you are given the wrong information it sounds like a good idea. Every kid loves candy, but it makes you fat and your teeth will disappear.

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 12:54:28 pm »
++ for Gogs !!
Gogs itself is hosted on github..... :D :D :o https://github.com/gogs/gogs


 :D :D :D You're right !

Since I need to refresh my infrastructure anyway, I'm considering to switch to gitea.io which is a gogs fork. They already considering for self host ...we would like Gitea's development could be based on a Gitea hosted and github will only a mirror .
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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2018, 08:59:18 am »
(*) which IMHO makes 2 billion for them somehow overprized.
$7.5 billion according to today's sources.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44351214
inline variables like in D10.3 are a bit like Brexit: if you are given the wrong information it sounds like a good idea. Every kid loves candy, but it makes you fat and your teeth will disappear.

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2018, 11:46:51 am »
(*) which IMHO makes 2 billion for them somehow overprized.
$7.5 billion according to today's sources.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44351214

Yeah. The 2billion was an earlier valuation when the talks started.

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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2018, 01:02:31 pm »
Hmmm Microsoft does not explain really why, do they? Maybe it is because they want to integrate Git into TFS, as Git is more popular. Visual Studio handles Git very well already, but that's separate from TFS. So that people don't need to go outside of Microsoft.

But that's a wider strategy of Microsoft getting control over open source organizations, like the Open Source Foundation.

I found that video informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YdL7Hch78s
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Re: Is github selling to microsoft?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2018, 01:23:13 pm »
But that's a wider strategy of Microsoft getting control over open source organizations, like the Open Source Foundation.

I found that video informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YdL7Hch78s

I agree with you because of microsoft want to dominate sector. Nowdays social enginering is most powerful tool for companies.
Unfortunately money open a lot of way.

 

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