13,000 Projects Ditched GitHub for GitLab Monday Morning
On Monday morning, Microsoft announced that it had acquired the popular collaborative software development platform Github for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. The announcement was met with mixed reactions from the developer community. Some looked at the acquisition as inevitable and the only way to sustain a free platform that had grown as large as Github. Others saw it as the death knell for a neutral, community-driven platform that was the de facto home of open source software development.