The key developers of the Bitcoin hostility took the news that Microsoft has acquired GitHub. The amount of the transaction amounted to at least $ 2 billion.
The acquisition, which, according to anonymous sources, will be officially announced a little later, led to mass calls to leave the service.
Github has previously said it is committed to remain independent and even planned IPO. In 2017, CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath left the post, then from Github was not a single leader. The developers of Bitcoin have used the web site for joint software development. It is not surprising that news of a corporate takeover is not impressed by public figures.
Yes…that was the answer the main developer of Bitcoin Vladimir John. Van der Laana on Twitter, when asked whether developers GitHub to leave forever.
“I believe that this is the beginning of a long, painful path to GitHub in the direction of deception, with the same sad ending as the Codeplex”
CodePlex — project hosting from Microsoft, which was allowed to co-lead the development of software with open source. Although CodePlex is still supported and is open to create the new project, the site itself apparently does not develop. The last blog post is dated 2013 year — approx.ed.
The community continues to Express dissatisfaction with the incident, considering that Microsoft will destroy the potential of the project:
“GitHub is indispensable, and we all know that Microsoft is simply going to bury him,” reads one comment on Twitter.
In the future development of Bitcoin can move to competing independent service Networks, the hashtag #movingtogitlab, gaining crazy momentum.
On Sunday, two days after the rumors about the purchase of GitHub by Microsoft, was recorded a giant surge in migration from GitHub. A GitHub service was used by 27 million software developers.
In early March of 2018, the service has experienced the largest was at the moment of DDoS attacks. Traffic volumes at the peak of 1.35 terabits per second. The attack was carried out with more than a thousand different Autonomous systems using tens of thousands of unique end points.