Google has upped its commitment to the Linux Foundation from silver to top tier platinum • The move came on the heels of Tencent joining at the same level • Both companies have been working to gain traction in the competitive public cloud markets
Microsoft Corp. agreed to pay $7.5 billion for GitHub earlier in June, but it wasn’t the only interested party. Google was in the running too, according to Diane Greene, head of the company’s cloud arm.
Microsoft has confirmed plans to acquire GitHub in a stock deal worth $7.5 billion. Open source software is GitHub's sweet spot, and many are concerned with what could happen to the platform under Microsoft's care.