Microsoft Set to Buy World’s Largest Code Repository, GitHub

GitHub, considered to be the world’s largest code hosting service, reportedly saw a massive traffic spike over the weekend after Microsoft expressed its interest in buying the website.

User sentiment, however, seemed negative as seen in a tweet by Bryan Lunduke where 68% of users said that they would move to another service if the acquisition falls through, fearing that Microsoft will get full access to millions of private projects that companies are currently hosting through GitHub’s premium service.

While tech journalist Mary Branscombe pointed out that Microsoft is the single largest contributor to open source on GitHub, some users still went ahead and started a petition to prevent the buyout.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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