Google Admits They Wanted to Buy GitHub But Lost to Microsoft

According to a press release, it has been revealed that Google executive has admitted the search giant lost out on buying the coding platform GitHub. Speaking at a Fortune Magazine event yesterday, Diane Greene Google’s head of cloud made an interesting admission. “I wouldn’t have minded buying them, but it’s OK,” said Greene, Bloomberg reports.

Previous rumors suggest that Google was also trying to acquire GitHub, alongside with the Microsoft’s bids. GitHub founder Chris Wanstrath reportedly chose Microsoft because of his good and long lasting relationship with CEO Satya Nadella. GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies to host projects, documentation, and code at just one place. Spme of the big tech giant companies which includes Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, use GitHub. There are 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, and 28 million developers contribute to them.


According to the interview with the Google executive said that “We do not comment on ongoing acquisitions across the industry.” Facebook has committed to GitHub, and a spokesperson revealed: “as long as GitHub remains a great place to share our projects and collaborate with the open source community, we’ll continue to use it.”

Greene also echoed similar concerns from developers about Microsoft at the time of buying GitHub and its future. “I really hope Microsoft can keep them totally neutral,” said Greene.

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