Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, an open-source company and software developer repository, combined with its LinkedIn professional network may shore up the cost of hiring developers and tech talent, industry analysts said. Getting access to coders would not be the same now that Microsoft owns GitHub, which has 28 million software developers on its platform, and the large pool of technology talent on LinkedIn, according to these analysts.
Microsoft acquired GitHub in a $7.5 billion deal last week. Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief executive of Greyhound Research, said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the potential and agreed that access to developers would not remain as easy.
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