This week, Microsoft announced the acquisition of the world's largest open source and private software project hosting platform, GitHub, for $7 billion 500 million. News has shocked the programming community.
According to Softpedia, the Linux foundation issued a blog post, and executive director Jim Zemlin was exhilarated by Microsoft's acquisition, and praised it as a good news for the open source world.
Zemlin explains that Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub does not mean that all the software that is currently hosted belongs to Microsoft. The original author's rights and interests are not only the same, but even the Microsoft will be strengthened in the future.
The executive director strongly urged developers to think that Microsoft under Nadella was already a brand new company and a company that embraced open source. Zemlin emphasizes that Microsoft's open source.Net, support for the Linux foundation, the Apache Software foundation, and Open Source Initiative are one of the biggest drivers behind Linux/Kubernetes.
Of course, it is impossible for Zemlin to turn around anyone who intends to or has heard off GitHub accounts.