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Is Github about to disrupt everything again with this new move?

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  • 3
    Who actually pays then?
  • 6
    @asgs I'm fairly certain Microsoft didn't buy them for the money they were making (even though they probably don't mind)
  • 8
    @asgs Everyone. Just not in money.
  • 0
    Essence of corporations in the internet...

    Nobody gives a fuck about Anti-competitive practices and unfair competition here.
  • 4
    How is it going to disrupt anything? What kind of shitty rant is this?
  • 5
    @Jilano It's a great cheat sheet. IMHO it really is an ingenious move buying something like GitHub if you are a giant software company. Microsoft acquired Github in June 2018 and put a stake in India on Feb 2020. It doesn't matter if they lose money on GitHub
    Microsoft's management would likely be looking out for the next big idea to be its cash cow. They could buy companies which are already established but that is expensive. What is cheaper is find that next innovative idea with the potential to be great. The most active project on GitHub can surely turn their heads pretending to be a curious passerby going to where the crowd gathers. And there is no such thing as free. Somewhere in that Terms and Conditions is a well-written (and by that it means ambiguous) statements that allowed them to be "curious" and peek at those codes or run them to see the features. All Microsoft has to do next is make their own team and beat the original team to the finish line to patent first.
  • 0
    Max repo size now 10MB, with every extra MB being $40/month.
  • 3
    @Parzi source? Ah only your hate
  • 3
    @shoop haters gonna hate, they're waiting to blame ms for something since they acquired github and we got instwad: free private repos, free ci/cd tools and now unlimited users for private repos
  • 0
    @dontbeevil actually, you used to be able to get to 1GB and just get a stern email about usage, but if it was actually needed, they'd allow it.

    After the buyout happened and they made private repos free, you get 100MB or some shit and no matter what you gotta pay for more. If memory serves, some people got fucked by this and I remember a couple rants about it too.

    I'm not hating on Microsoft, I still use Windows for things and I have an Xbox, but saying something negative about their changes doesn't make me a Microsoft-hating Linus dicksucker, you fucking mongoloid. Thank you for demonstrating inability to logically think about things, or else you would've had a thought go something like: "maybe he's making fun of a past decision they made, maybe I should go look that up?"
  • 4
    @Parzi 100mb is the limit for a single file. The limit for a repo is 100gb, and you don't pay more for it
  • 3
    @shoop i...

    fuck brb i got backups to upload
  • 4
    Reminds me of when everyone jumped ship from Github to Gitlab as soon as they were bought but gradually everyone has jumped back. Why? Because Github is better.

    This is a step in the right direction and people should be praising MS for this. In fact, due to Coronavirus this has come at the best possible time and if anything it means small businesses don't have another thing to worry about during these trying times.

    If anything it shows that MS doesn't really use Github to make a profit and only charges people who really need a ton of storage and users etc. Github is way better than it was before it got bought by MS.
  • 1
    @iamai I read the tos and pp just for you, and it states clearly that they only access your repo for support and Anti-Malware purposes, but third parties can download and use your code freely, which makes perfect sense, there is a large green button that says download on any repo. They literally don't have access to it
  • 3
    @Parzi no worries, you just misunderstood :)

    @pythonInRelay and let's not forget about couple of big fuckups from gitlab, I know shit can happens, but they were HUGE ... what if it was MS? lol

    @shoop quite standard TOS, like everyother similar service
  • 1
    @Jilano that's a given, yes. My question was actually, are there any category of users who will be paying at all? Including large enterprise ones
  • 1
    @asgs People make stupid decisions every day so I'd say yes (but not many, IMO)
  • 0
    Heard some talking about anti-competitiveness, but it seem to me GitHub did that in reaction to GitLab also releasing features for free, am I wrong ?
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