UPDATE: Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, says a report from this morning by Bloomberg. It appears Microsoft could announce news of the same as soon as Monday. Microsoft began with a history of dealing with software-development tools when Bill Gates and Paul Allen co-founded the company to provide casual developers a means to program a new micro-computer kit, the MITS Altair. According to the report, the former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, always championed the notion of building proprietary software for Microsoft. Open-source code, the kind of code that one can find on GitHub today, was once considered detrimental to Microsoft's business model. However, under the new CEO, Satya Nadella, things have changed. Microsoft now supports Linux, and has used open-source code on some mainstream cloud and developer products in the past.
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