Microsoft acquired the GitHub platform with a $ 7.5 billion deal. One of the biggest purchases of recent years, the deal has the potential to open a new page in the world in software development.
What is GitHub?
Founded in 2008, GitHub is the world’s largest software development platform. Software development projects installed by users from all over the world are stored on this platform and are offered free of charge and open-source except private warehouses.
Today, Github has more than 31 million registered users and the number of resource stores has reached 57 million. Companies, public institutions, independent software developers, students, in short, everyone who deals with the software field benefit from these repositories.
What will be the consequences of Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub?
It is a great development for the IT sector that the world’s largest software company buys the world’s largest software platform. Microsoft announced that GitHub will continue its activities autonomously and under the leadership of Nat Friedman, who is currently CEO. In addition, GitHub will benefit from Microsoft’s technological capacity and software experience. So, we can say that this purchase has great potential for GitHub to expand and improve its technical possibilities.
What are the potentials for Turkey?
GitHub, which pioneered the spread of open resources in the field of software, also has many users in Turkey. Thanks to the ready-made software modules on the platform, it eliminates the necessity of software developers operating in many different fields to develop a separate software for all the programs they will develop and presents many software ready. In this way, it saves tremendous time and resources. GitHub, which will expand further within Microsoft, actually saves companies operating in the IT sector from a certain r&D cost. This is an important opportunity for Turkey, which attaches great importance to technology transfer.