Microsoft Buys GitHub: Checkout GitLab

The news has been released. Microsoft bought GitHub for a pretty penny. As a Linux man my recommendation is to abandon GitHub for GitLab. Everybody’s doing it.

Until Microsoft ends its hypocrisies, “repents,” and makes restitution for its past, I’d recommend the move pronto. Git is a fantastic tool for development; I’ve even used it for writing projects for version control. While standard Git does not need a server, GitHub GitLab allows for wonderful collaboration. You can even install it on your own server! If you can’t host it yourself, use a free account.

That’s my two ₵’s worth anyways. Future projects I upload will be heading GitLab’s (or my own install’s) way.

As an interesting update to this post:

This issue has gotten stickier. Microsoft has in fact shown it is more friendly to opensource even though many patent trolling are still being found.

I could not ask them to opensource Windows 10’s codebase itself, but does this action of theirs signal a big “what if…?”


  1. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | October 10, 2018 – 13:00 GMT (06:00 PDT)’] ↩︎