michael louwe wrote: ⤴
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:11 am
Yes, rich bullies are like M$. Blaming Github is like blaming the victim.
GitHub is hardly a victim, here. It wanted a buyer. It considered
an IPO, but decided finding a buyer was the better option. Considering it has been looking for a new CEO for nearly 10 months, I suspect the VCs funding the project were anxious to get a return on their investment.
The way I see it, it is as if GitHub opened the gate, rolled out the red carpet, set out a welcome mat, and waited for someone to walk in with a fat bank account and an open checkbook.
In the end it could be that Microsoft
is the victim, here. It is paying $7.5B for a company with a (2015) market evaluation of $2B and an annual revenue of $200M. It is purchasing what looks like a unicorn, but it could actually be a donkey with a horn tied to its head. MS could easily keep with tradition and mismanage GitHub into irrelevancy.
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This comparison is so misplaced it is not even wrong. To paraphrase Jules Winnfield: It isn't in the same ballpark. It ain't the same league, it ain't even the same sport.