Brussels gives green light to business between Microsoft and GitHub – Business

Brussels gives green light to business between Microsoft and GitHub - Business



The deal for Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub arrived in June of this year, but lacked the approval of the European Commission.

The European executive approved the $ 7.5 billion deal after determining that there are no competitive concerns about buying Microsoft's popular open source software repository.

The European Commission considered that the combination of the activities of Microsoft and GitHub would continue to face significant competition from other players in both markets.

Officials also assessed whether Microsoft could take advantage of the popularity of GitHub's software development platform to boost its own sales of DevOps tools and cloud services by limiting integration with third-party DevOps tools.

In a statement, the EC confirmed that Microsoft would not have the market power to limit the open nature of GitHub over competing DevOps tools and cloud services, since developers are willing to switch to other platforms in case of dissatisfaction.

THE GitHub purchase was announced for the first time in June this year and, according to some details revealed at the time, the platform will continue to operate independently.



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