GitHub should be free from BTC code: Bitcoin Core Developer 12445
Ashmita Dutta
Jun 6, 2018 at 1:22 PM

GitHub should prepare itself to remove BTC code as per the proposal by Wladimir van der Laan, the developer of Bitcoin Core. He suggested the deliberation since GitHub is acquired by Microsoft and now, Bitcoin code can be taken off GitHub. He plans to transform Bitcoin code to a platform which is independently driven. BCFocus has previously reported about Microsoft Bing's stand to impose ban on crypto based advertisements.

According to sources, Microsoft and GitHub signed an acquisition agreement during the weekend. The concerned parties agreed to final the deal at $7.5 billion. Controversies soon emanated amidst the technological sector due to the slight blemished reputation of Microsoft pertaining open-source enterprises. Under the present CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has engaged in open source initiatives. However, Steve Ballmer, the ex-CEO previously described “Linux” as a “cancer” which created a bitter result.

The cryptocurrency community, in particular, countered back at this stand. Despite, GitHub operating as an independent profitable organisation, it provides diversifying and free services to open source enterprises. It serves as a host to the source code for each virtual cryptocurrency protocol.

The enthusiasts in the crypto community are sceptical about any significant impact the acquisition would have on cryptocurrency. However, few suggested that there is a possibility for Microsoft to supplement new features for providing the users with better experience.

The primary maintainer at the repository of Bitcoin Core GitHub, Wladimir ven der Laan posted on Twitter on this issue. He tweeted about the initiative which happens to be the “the beginning of a long painful road.” He suggested that the Bitcoin enterprise must shift its source code to some other place.

He affirmatively replied “Yes,” when he was questioned about moving Bitcoin repository to an advanced platform. He commented, “No real hurry, but I expect this is the beginning of a long painful road of gh toward [obsolescence], possibly ending the same way as codeplex did.


However, van der Laan made a cancellation of his GitHub subscription. He availed personal Bitcoin repository via concealed service of TorV3. He finally posted on Twitter, “No longer going to pay for this when it’s just another Microsoft tax.”

He further commented, “To be clear: many bitcoin core contributors already preferred moving to independently hosted infrastructure in the long run. This may or may not speed it up.”

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