Is Electron Being Acquired By Microsoft


#1

So with Github being acquired by Microsoft will that mean Electron is acquired also? I cannot find the answer to this anywhere.

And if Electron is being acquired by Microsoft will the community make a fork of Electron or remake Electron so it can remain free and open source?

If Electron is not being acquired by Microsoft will the community will the Electron and all of its packages move over to GitLab?


#2

Electron remains key to GitHub. Our product roadmap is set and the team will continue all of their work.


#3

Electron remains key to GitHub. Our product roadmap is set and the team will continue all of their work.

Does that mean Microsoft is can control Electron by modifying the software, changing its license, etc. Or is Electron team still in control of Electron but will still use Github for Electron?


#4

Electron is open source and therefore Microsoft can do whatever they want to it, but so can we. Electron is popular enough that if Microsoft changes the license, there will be a popular community fork. From the sounds of it, however, Microsoft has become very focused on open source software, so it looks as if it will work out nicely.


#5

Also you have to understand this is a MUCH more complicated question than it seems, like

“We got a new President! Is he going to take us to war with North Korea?”

  1. There are secrets that legally the people who can answer you aren’t allowed to talk about

  2. We’re not fortune tellers so nobody likely knows what is going to happen down the line, even Github or Microsoft

  3. GIANT deals like this are complicated and won’t just magically happen over night with all outcomes resolved. We’ll be seeing results from the acquisition for 5-10 years most likely.

Also, what everyone said above. It’s too popular to die right now. Someone would fork it.