Decoding Microsoft’s GitHub Acquisition

Jose Jinoy: GitHub is an extremely popular online platform where software developers keep, vet and disseminate their code.

Importantly, GitHub is an open source platform, where users access the site and use its content for free, mostly.

Now, Microsoft, a company which has not necessarily been a champion of open source products or platforms, is buying 2008-founded GitHub for $7.5 billion (in stocks) and GitHub expects to close the deal by the year-end.

But what does it exactly do?

Simply put, GitHub offers a platform for software developers and programmers to…

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