Speaking to Microsoft ' s former CEO Steve Ballmer ' s notorious " cancer " comments on Linux , he pointed out :This has become a history and should not be triggered after Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub transaction.DevelopmentThe concern of the community.
Long before I worked for Microsoft, this infamous'cancer 'statement had been released. But it doesn't represent me, Satya Nadella, Microsoft's current CEO, or the 60000 Microsoft engineers who use open source software every day.
Friedman continued to express his understanding of everyone's doubts.But he has worked in Microsoft for two years, and he feels that Microsoft is changing rapidly into an open source enterprise.
I hope that you can see Microsoft with recent actions, by establishing GitHub as an independent operation and an open platform, and our future actions.
I think we will have a lot of energy to ensure that we do the right thing. If Microsoft fails, we will lose the trust of developers to a generation. We are working on this.
Of course, for developers, the most important point is -Microsoft account will not be a necessary condition for the use of GitHub services.And Friedman promises that GitHub will remain an advertising platform because its mission is still the foundation for future services.