Re: Microsoft is acquiring Github

Marshall handheld Flax

The beauty of git is that everyone who has a local clone of a repo has the *full* history of the repo.  So NVDA is in no immediate danger.

Long-term, things could get worse.  But I think NVDA has a strong user community outside of will do just fine regardless of what happens to github.


On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 4:15 PM, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
Well git does professional services but still.

A universal git, I don't know.

A lot of opensource and modded things like drivers and all sorts of projects are handled there.

But a lot of stuff is done on git.

There are other platforms.

sourceforge is one of them.

Ofcause they finance themselves with opencandy and other malware.

Thats seen me abandon things like cdex, izarchiver, freemake and dvdvideosoft products sometimes I have to buy expensive other tools which may not work as well.

Cdbxp has an alternit installer, and well ccleaner with avast and chrome, well I just get used to that but even so.

On 6/5/2018 7:26 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I guess it depends very much on their reasons for buying it. One assumes it means making money so I'd vee very wary about that for a start. If they got it and shut it all down a heck of a lot of people would be inconvenienced and have to find a new home.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Florian Ionașcu" <florianionascu@...>
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Subject: [nvda] Microsoft is acquiring Github

Hello everyone!
Well, I know that the message I'm writting is maybe a bit out off-topic,
but I have a breaking news, especially for NVDA's developers, as the
NVDA project is hosted on Github. Microsoft is preparing to acquire this
company, as it purchased Skype, LinkedIn, Nokia, and other companies in
the past. I don't know how could we be affected, but it's well to be up
to date with the things that are happening in the world as much as we
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