We know that in the early of the last month Microsoft purchased GitHub, known as the large code repository company. But now according to the Bloomberg report, we have come to know that the search engine giant Google also wanted to buy GitHub but unfortunately, it couldn’t. Yesterday, Diane Greene Google’s head of cloud attended at a Fortune Magazine event where he admitted that “I wouldn’t have minded buying them, but it’s OK. However, he also continued that “I really hope Microsoft can keep them totally neutral.”
There is a reason that GitHub’s founder Chris Wanstrath was a good friend of Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, therefore, he reportedly chose Microsoft rather than Google to buy his company.
By the way, earlier this month the Verge also asked a spokesperson of Google to know that whether it would still continue to use GitHub or not? The person simply said that “We do not comment on ongoing acquisitions across the industry.” On the other hand, a Facebook spokesperson said to Verge that “as long as GitHub remains a great place to share our projects and collaborate with the open source community, we’ll continue to use it.”
Long story short, GitHub was known as the large code repository company has become very popular with developers and companies to host projects, documentation, and code. Apart from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google, many other big tech companies also use GitHub. There are 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, and 28 million developers contribute to them.