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The Beginning of the End of the GitHub Near-Monopoly and Its Demise to CodePlex Status (a Slow-Motion Train Wreck)

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Summary: A quick statement by video (spontaneous and unscripted) about how we'll be covering GitHub scandals following the departure of one mastermind among several

WE HAVE ALREADY MADE many videos that explain what's wrong with GitHub and what to use instead. But in the current series, which we've published 4 parts of [1, 2, 3, 4], there's a lot more than that. We expect about 20 parts in total, then a discussion and recommendations (various alternatives). The video above doesn't mention future details, only stuff hitherto disclosed already (parts 1-4).

Nothing that Microsoft tried with CodePlex worked (not even when the Linux Foundation helped and Miguel de Icaza entered as if he was a superstar), so in 2014 they planned to buy the 'market leader' (among code forges). They then eyed it like a submarine for 4 whole years. The following year it already suffered (the Microsoft stench always leads to this) and it still wasn't profitable.

Expect the demise of GitHub to accelerate even further. They have no solid plan.

Our plan remains unchanged and the publication pace the same (one part a week, typically on Mondays), but the framing will be slightly different because Friedman leaves in a couple of weeks. He was most likely forced to "resign". He had it coming.

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