Will Microsoft buying GitHub change the future of apps?

As the platform where so many of the world’s developers build today’s apps, GitHub has an outsized influence on the code that gets made. With Microsoft buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, people are naturally going to ask how this will impact the future of software. In its official statement about on the acquisition, Microsoft asserted, “GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries.” That’s similar to the approach that Microsoft has taken with Linkedin, which has been one of its most successful acquisitions–unlike its high-profile fumbles with Nokia and Yammer.

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