Microsoft today received approval from EU antitrust regulators on its $7.5 billion purchase of GitHub. In a statement released today, the European Commission said that the deal has it's approval, requiring no concessions from Microsoft for it to go forward (via Reuters).
From the statement:
The Commission also found that the combination of Microsoft and GitHub wouldn't limit developers' access to other development platforms.
According to the details of the deal Microsoft revealed in June, GitHub will continue to operate independently, with Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman taking over as CEO.
"GitHub will retain its developer-first ethos and will operate independently to provide an open platform for all developers in all industries," Microsoft said. "Developers will continue to be able to use the programming languages, tools and operating systems of their choice for their projects — and will still be able to deploy their code to any operating system, any cloud and any device."
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