WIll GRM be moving away from Microsoft's GitHUB?

Asked by Mark Preston on 2018-06-04

I would be glad to donate to move Gourmet Recipe Manager to another repository. I cannot donate a lot, but this is my best expression of feelings about GitHub's sale to MS.

Will GRM be moving?

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Thomas M. Hinkle
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2018-06-07
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Wasn't planning on moving. Is MS actually planning to make substantive
changes, or is it just the concept of MS owning github that is the problem?

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Mark Preston (emarkpreston) said : #2

My belief is that Microsoft's engineering standards, while universally accepted by the public, should never have been so. This circumstance is somewhat like the days of the dawn of electricity. Everybody had to have it. But Edison wanted DC, that's an engineering mistake. MS is much the same. Because it was sorta parta IBM, the business world adopted Microsoft. Not out of understanding, out of conformity to IBM.

Yet, what advantage to those users of GitHub that it is owned elsewhere? Probably little outward change. I still think MS will be using it to an advantage wholly unrelated to the purpose of a software repository.

Mr. Hinkle, thank you for a response.

Mark Preston (emarkpreston) said : #3

Thanks Thomas M. Hinkle, that solved my question.