If you haven’t yet, you should watch this. It’s 8 minutes long and packed with insights from Sataya himself on why Microsoft bought GitHub.
We are all in on open source and that’s what really brings us together with GitHub — and we’re going to operate as an open platform for any language, any framework, whether it’s the cloud or on the client.
Nat Friedman, who’s going to be the CEO of GitHub post close, came to Microsoft from Xamarin — he’s someone who’s a veteran of open source and he’s going to lead the company.
We’re going to operate GitHub as an open platform, and most developers are going to judge us by our recent actions and our actions going forward — and we will have to earn the trust everyday. We’re very committed to it.
At the core, Microsoft is a developer tools company. This is something that comes very natural to us. Earning the trust of our customers by our actions everyday is what we live by.
The most important thing is that it’s not just about Azure. We welcome every cloud provider to integrate with GitHub in order to be able to reach the GitHub community — and give GitHub members a choice of any cloud, as well as any client, mobile platform, or IoT platform.