Done Deal: Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub Is Complete

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion takeover of GitHub is now complete, as the acquisition has received all the go-ahead from competition watchdogs across the world.

In an announcement today, the software giant reiterates that GitHub will operate independently “as a community, platform, and business.”

Earlier this year after confirming the deal, developers across the world expressed their concerns that GitHub’s culture may be altered by Microsoft. As a result, developers migrated en-masse to alternative services, with the software giant promising to keep GitHub untouched.

“This means that GitHub will retain its developer-first values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility. We will always support developers in their choice of any language, license, tool, platform, or cloud,” Nat Friedman, the new CEO of GitHub, said today.

Three major objectives

At the same time, GitHub’s product philosophy will also be unchanged, Microsoft promises.

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