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Old 2018-06-05, 12:52   #1
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Default Microsoft buys GitHub

Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion dollars.
Not surprising with the financial difficulties GitHub was facing. At first I thought this would be disastrous for the open-source community, as Microsoft hasn't always been friendly to the open-source community. But after reading the Ars Technica article:
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...tter-solution/
I admit it might not be so bad after all. Certainly beats GitHub going bankrupt.
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Old 2018-06-05, 16:19   #2
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I expect a little migration to gitlab or a self-hosted git, but it'll be minimal unless Microsoft does something typically Microsoft-like (which if it does, will not be yet).
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Old 2018-06-05, 17:20   #3
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If GitHub was in financial distress to the point of bankruptcy, then to be sustainable they're going to have to either raise more money or spend less money, whether under Microsoft or other leadership. Any signs of what direction they're going to be taking?
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Old 2018-10-03, 16:54   #4
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The original source code of MS-DOS v1.25 and v2.0 is now available on GitHub:
https://github.com/Microsoft/MS-DOS
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Old 2018-10-03, 17:07   #5
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I wonder how much of that code still resides in Windows today. I also wonder how much (of that which still remains in Windows today) of it is there to maintain backward compatibility.
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Old 2018-10-03, 19:00   #6
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The original source code of MS-DOS v1.25 and v2.0 is now available on GitHub:
https://github.com/Microsoft/MS-DOS
Yay!

Now let's see how much more of \\BONEYARD Microsoft will release. I'd like to see Windows 1 and MS Bob amongst others. Win 2 woukld be nice too, but I think I may have a release of that on 5.25" floppies somewhere.
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Old 2018-10-03, 19:15   #7
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Now let's see how much more of \\BONEYARD Microsoft will release. I'd like to see Windows 1 and MS Bob amongst others. Win 2 woukld be nice too, but I think I may have a release of that on 5.25" floppies somewhere.
Just for nostalgia, how many remember why back-slashes were used?
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Old 2018-10-03, 19:48   #8
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Yay!

Now let's see how much more of \\BONEYARD Microsoft will release. I'd like to see Windows 1 and MS Bob amongst others. Win 2 woukld be nice too, but I think I may have a release of that on 5.25" floppies somewhere.
I have Win 1.02 on floppies, with the whole box.
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Old 2018-10-03, 19:52   #9
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I have Win 1.02 on floppies, with the whole box.
I doubt that the data on those floppies is still readable, even if you have a working floppy disk drive. I've heard they deteriorate over time.

Back on topic: the acquisition of GitHub isn't a done deal yet, it still has to pass muster with the Europeans, sometime this month.
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Old 2018-10-04, 06:45   #10
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Just for nostalgia, how many remember why back-slashes were used?
The wiki tells a different story than the one we knew from our teachers, and the other one we knew from urban legends and friends...

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