The three objectives of the new CEO
Nat Friedman, the new CEO of Github, who will take office next Monday, has started an 18-year business continuum since graduating from MIT in 1999. He was a co-founder and CEO of Xamarin, a cross-platform company.DevelopmentThe software was later acquired by Microsoft. Nat Friedman is also one of the leaders in open source, co-founder of AI Grant before joining Microsoft in March.
After Microsoft's official announcement, Nat Friedman reiterated in his blog that the acquisition would not change GitHub's stand-alone operations and product philosophy, and explained GitHub's future goals. He wrote:
I am very happy to share with you that Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub has been completed. Next Monday will be my first day as GitHub CEO. Millions of people use GitHub every day. I am very honored to have the chance to lead this company.
When we announced the takeover in June, I shared the two principles of GitHub. It is worth reiterating here:
GitHub will operate as an independent community, platform and business.This means that GitHub will maintain the values of developer first, unique spirit and open scalability. We will always support developers to freely choose any language, license, tool, platform, or cloud.
GitHub will retain its product philosophy.The reason we like GitHub is that it gives deep attention and consideration to all aspects of the developer experience. I understand and respect this, and we will continue to build elegant, concise tools that developers love.
My job is to make GitHub better.
Over the past few months, I've been meeting hundreds of developers for this new role, from maintainers to start-ups to large businesses. Their enthusiasm for GitHub is astonishing, both in what we are good at and in what we want to do more. I've learned a lot from it, and listening to customers'ideas will be a central part of GitHub's operation as a company.
GitHub has three primary goals in the future:
Make sure GitHub is the best place for community and team growth.
GitHub can be used by more developers around the world.
Reliability, safety and performance
We will start with the daily experience of focusing on the use of GitHub, and we will strengthen the paper cuts project. We will improve core scenarios such as search, notification, project, and mobile terminal experience. Of course, we are also looking forward to the widespread use of GitHub Actions.
We believe in the strength of the community - we can achieve greater successes when we cooperate with others. As the world's largest developer community, GitHub brings together more than 31 million developers who create, collaborate, share, and build each other's work.
Our vision is to be the best place to build software that will serve every developer in the world. It's a dream opportunity for all of us at GitHub, and we're looking forward to the next chapter of GitHub.
Can we dispel the concerns of developers?
Although Nat Friedman reiterated Microsoft's two principles for acquiring GitHub, GitHub's three primary goals for the future are also around developers. After the June announcement of Microsoft's acquisition of GitHu, many developers expressed strong distrust, with developers putting their code on GitLab and even removing their code directly.
GitHub's rival GitLab also took the opportunity to launch code migration.CourseWith 75% off new user preferences to attract users. It is said that the number of users who abandoned GitHub to GitLab at that time increased by 10 times than before.
GitHub currently has 28 million developers, and developers are the value of the community, so it's important that GitHub stay independent and continue to gain the trust of developers. In Twitter, Microsoft CEO Nadela sent a message that Microsoft had completed its acquisition of Github, stressing in addition to congratulations: "We will continue to push GitHub to become a favorite and trusted platform for developers."
Nat Friedman responded to reports that many people were concerned that the Atom editor would be destroyed after GitHub was acquired, saying that even at Microsoft there were plenty of people using Atom, and that such a popular project would continue to be developed. As far as the welfare system is concerned, the system of remote work will also be maintained.