Does the planned purchase of Github by Microsoft rub you the wrong way? I cant see any good coming from this and I am prone to seek an alternative to Github or host my code myself. I don’t trust MS and I’m not alone in that opinion.
I’ll checkout Gitlab. My main concern is how is MS going to recoup the 7.5 Billion (US dollars) price tag to purchase Github? Github lost millions last year and is not a money maker. I’m sure MS has a game plan to recover the cost of purchasing Github which may involve lots of objectionable practices and back-end deals. Also MS is the same company that actively tried to squash open source and Linux. All of this gives me pause.
I guess it’s wait and see, but, offhand I cant think of an example where MS has purchased an asset/company and made it better.
Edit: Apparently 17,000+ projects moved from Github to Gitlab the day the MS purchase was announced.