so recently github announced their own package registry, and today they announced their own opencollective type of thing. i think at this point it's safe to say microsoft is using github to try to take over the open source software world. (it was safe to say this when they acquired github, it's just very obvious now.)
i think all of these new features are very cool and neat and useful, just so we're clear. if i didn't already use opencollective and other package registries, i would probably use them. i just think it's a little scary that github is adding all this stuff, and so many people think it's a good idea for all of this to exist on one proprietary platform.
I don't trust microsoft, but I think what they are doing is getting some rep back, which they totally lost with their previous campaigns against open software, and the death of their Windows-only strategy. So they got new management and the new mgmt is trying to re-establish a new rep.
If they try to take over, it will fail, as will their attempt at a new rep. So it will be interesting.
@zacanger Something else I noticed is that the removed the Linux project's excuse not to use GitHub.
Somehow I doubt Microsoft is winning them over though.
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