Microsoft has acquired GitHub at $7.5 Billion, a leading software development platform which brings more than 31 million developers to create, collaborate, share and build on each other’s work. Microsoft announced in June that it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub. GitHub is now officially run by Nat Friedman who said that “GitHub will operate independently as a community, platform and business. This clearly means that GitHub will retain its developer-first values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility.
GitHub will retain its product philosophy. We love GitHub because of the deep care and thoughtfulness that goes into every facet of the developer’s experience. I understand and respect this, and know that we will continue to build tasteful, snappy, polished tools that developers love, “he added. In the coming days, GitHub will focus on improving core scenarios like search, notifications, issues/projects and its mobile experience, the new CEO said.