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  1. X-Raym
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    It worths remembering that GitHub is owned by Microsoft.
    So ultimately, npm is owned by Microsoft now.

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    • Jakub Mikita
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      Why is this a problem?

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      • Gerd
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        Why is this a problem?

        Products owned by corporations can disappear at any time. Remember Windows Phone?

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        • Justin Tadlock
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          This particular product was already owned by a corporation — npm, Inc. What changed is the corporation that owns it.

          There’s probably always going to be a little distrust of Microsoft within the open-source world. However, they have kept GitHub running without really changing the existing formula. GitHub, at least to me, has only continued improving. I don’t see npm going anywhere given how Microsoft has embraced open-source in recent years and how much of the modern web relies on it.

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      • Mihai
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        I don’t think the problem is that NPM was acquired by Microsoft or any other big corporation out there. The problem is that those big corporations are buying companies and the web is getting centralized around just a couple of them.

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    • David Do
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      Whether a company acquired by a large corporation worries or trusts it is today. Tomorrow is always refreshing.
      So use it today and backup if you need it.

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  2. Chris
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    I think that´s not a problem that Microsoft or GitHub has now bought NPM.
    I see the whole thing positively. A large corporation with enough capital ensures that good tools stay free and rewards the teams behind the tools for their great work.

    Thanks for the good article.

    Greetings

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  3. Corinna Scher
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    Discuss: Would it be a problem for you if Microsoft or Google would buy Automattic Inc.?

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  4. Sajan Kota
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    congratulations to npm, Inc and the team behind it. Future of npm definitely looks very bright. I Have no problem if a big corporation like Github or Mircosoft buys npm. Good Luck to everyone involved :-).

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