GitHub Microsoft bought for $ 7.5 billion

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GitHub Microsoft bought for $ 7.5 billion

On Monday, may 4, it became known that Microsoft agreed with GitHub, the world's leading development platform software that runs more than 28 million developers on the acquisition. Together, both companies will guide developers and help them to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, to attract enterprises to use GitHub to contribute tools for developers Microsoft in a new audience.

"Microsoft — is, first of all, the developers and joining forces with GitHub, we reinforce our commitment to freedom, openness and innovation," said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. "We recognize a responsibility to the community that take on this agreement and will make every effort to enable every developer to create, innovate and solve the challenges of the world."

In accordance with the terms of the agreement, Microsoft takes on GitHub for 7.5 billion dollars of Microsoft stock. Until the end of the calendar year the transaction will be issued.

GitHub to continue to operate independently, providing an open platform for all developers in all sectors. Developers will still be able to use programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects and to deploy your code on any operating system, any cloud, on any device, as before.

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