Microsoft Bought GitHub and the Clippy Jokes Escalated Quickly

Microsoft just announced that it has acquired GitHub, the coding platform that is popular among software developers, in a deal worth $7.5 billion. The acquisition of GitHub’s estimated 85 million code repositories could make Microsoft a larger host of source code globally. “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement.
The move means that the estimated 28 million developers who are part of the GitHub community, will now be part of the Microsoft community—and people had a lot of feelings about that

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