"We both believe GitHub needs to remain an open platform for all developers. No matter your language, stack, platform, cloud, or license, GitHub will continue to be your home—the best place for software creation, collaboration, and discovery.

We both believe that software development needs to become easier, more accessible, more intelligent, and more open, so more people can become developers and existing developers can spend more time focusing on the unique problems they’re trying to solve.

We both see the growing need for developers and the growing importance of software in all facets of our lives.

And, most importantly, we both believe we can do greater things together than alone. Collaboration, after all, is at the heart of everything we do."

But for micro$oft they just bought paradise. I don't know the percentage, but there are surely outstanding pieces of software on GitHub. And, knowing IA as we know it, probably all the software there is already cloned somewhere on micro$oft servers. Do we, as GitHub clients, still have the time to purge our software out of there? Does it matter (I don't know the terms of this fusion, but probably there is an issue about that on that contract)?

And I've been wondering, can we, as a community of paying-clients, process GitHub, and make at least micro$oft pay an enormous price for it? And we can get everyone a bit for the inconvenience.

On a serious note:

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