[Ground-station] Microsoft purchases GitHub

Stephen Hicks, N5AC steve at flexradio.com
Mon Jun 11 18:38:49 EDT 2018


Another interesting viewpoint I saw:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/06/everyone-complaining-about-microsoft-buying-github-needs-to-offer-a-better-solution/

Steve

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM, Steve Conklin <steve at conklinhouse.com>
wrote:

> Consensus among the experts I know (and they're probably all wrong but . .
> . ) is that there are probably two main reasons for this.
>
> 1. Microsoft is doing this as part of their effort to dominate the
> developer hiring pipeline - By pairing github with the acquisition of
> linkedin, they'll be able to build something bigger.
>
> 2. There will probably eventually be a "deploy to azure" automation
> pipeline integrated into github, with automated build, test, and packaging
> for Windows and Linux. This would open up cross-platform app development,
> but (most importantly), exclude Apple products. If you factor in app store
> integration, you get something pretty close to what Canonical tried to do
> for Linux with Launchpad.
>
> (2) Might actually benefit us, if it happens.
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Stephen Hicks, N5AC via Ground-Station <
> ground-station at lists.openresearch.institute> wrote:
>
>> It’s not like Microsoft could prevent you from gaining access to your
>> source since everyone has a complete copy.  The scarier thing is having to
>> move quickly because of a price increase or a leak of code (which open
>> source repos don’t care about anyway).
>>
>> I think GitHub has mismanaged their pricing and feature set and Microsoft
>> will likely fix this.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 09:00 Michelle Thompson via Ground-Station
>> <ground-station at lists.openresearch.institute> wrote:
>>
>>> I like how Libre Space and others have their work in multiple places. We'll
>>> continue to be at GitHub unless and until there's compelling reasons to
>>> leave.
>>>
>>> I think having our stuff at our GtiLab at https://git.openresearch.in
>>> stitute/ is a great idea. I think we already have a mirror there?
>>> Let's go ahead and do this if not.
>>>
>>> Having the documentation additionally hosted at a GitLab (or "the"
>>> GitLab) gives us useful redundancy. The more places we can be found the
>>> better. We can set this up. What do I need to do next?
>>>
>>> Back to creating content! :+)
>>>
>>> -Michelle W5NYV
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 8:20 PM, Bruce Perens via Ground-Station <
>>> ground-station at lists.openresearch.institute> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Microsoft has purchased GitHub. Microsoft is not the evil empire it
>>>> once was, and might even see fit to sponsor some of my efforts to fight
>>>> against royalty-bearing patents in standards. Which is going to feel very
>>>> strange if it really happens. But GitHub is still too many resources of the
>>>> Open Source community residing in one place. This was never a good idea.
>>>>
>>>> Re-hosting our stuff to our self-hosted GitLab at
>>>> https://git.openresearch.institute/
>>>> might be a good idea. We can continue to mirror it from GitHub.
>>>>
>>>> Developers run their own projects, so this is mostly up to Michelle for
>>>> the digital communications work. Any Open Source project that has something
>>>> to do with satellites or ham radio and is Open Source is welcome to use our
>>>> GitLab. Things hosted there will end up on our physical distributions
>>>> (blu-ray discs, etc.) when we make and archive them.
>>>>
>>>>     Thanks
>>>>
>>>>     Bruce
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>> Standards committee chair, license review committee member, co-founder,
>>>> Open Source Initiative
>>>> President, Open Research Institute; Board Member, Fashion Freedom
>>>> Initiative.
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