Microsoft's Developer Charm Offensive
Just around two years ago, Microsoft surprised the developer community by acquiring GitHub, generating mixed sentiment in the open-source developer community. Although GitHub itself was not really open-source, the company hosted a significant portion of the world’s most popular open-source projects.
Our M&A analysis team at Kähler AI compiled a survey asking developers subscribed to our sister company Nanosai about their opinion on the acquisition. Back then the feeling was somewhat skeptical as illustrated below:
‘‘Central to our approach is the belief that the security of open source can only be achieved by all members of the open source community working together. We think npm, as a core part of the open source infrastructure, will let us move open source security forward in meaningful ways. The biggest opportunities are around making the workflows from authoring, validation, and publishing more consistent and secure. ‘‘ - GitHub
Today, GitHub is making a huge change to its already popular repo - potentially bad news for GitLab! The company announced that it’s opening up a new, free tier for developers that want to use the code repository for private development.
GitHub Free for organizations is immediately available and includes private repositories for unlimited users
All organizations previously using Team for Open Source now have GitHub Free
GitHub Free for individual developers now includes unlimited collaborators
Organizations and individuals using GitHub Free will receive GitHub Community Support
GitHub Pro will now include 2GB of Packages storage and 10GB of data transfer
GitHub Pro now has a reduced monthly price of $4
GitHub Team now has a reduced monthly price of $4 per user with no minimum seat requirement
GitHub Team will include 3,000 Actions minutes per month for private repositories after May 14
We’ll be updating our developer survey over the coming weeks and share the results with you!
Can GitLab keep up long the term fight against GitHub for developers’ hearts & souls? Share your thoughts with our team!
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