In the last few years, under the control of CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has had special preferences for open source (Open Source). This can be seen as a significant change for the giant from Redmond, as they have always kept their secrets about trading activities as well as "terrible" technologies. One of the most obvious signs is that the data is appearing on GitHub, which is also one of the most concentrated collaborative code Web projects.
The company currently has more than 5.8 million active users on its platform in the past 12 months, remembering that Microsoft tops the list of companies with the most contributors.
With 16,419 contributors, Microsoft surpassed Facebook (15,682), Docker (14,059) and Google (12,140). Of course this is not a miracle after 1 night. In October 2014, they opened the open source for .NET framework, which is one of the beneficial "weapons" companies use to build and run their applications and services. An important move for introducing more developers on its stack.
This is really a good signal when Microsoft is gradually adjusting and following the roadmap to help build tools and services to help programmers work better, without having to invest too much in these. "Closed system" (closed system) – Moreover, in the process of working, they also help improve Microsoft's system a lot more.
GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath believes that Microsoft is really contributing much to the community. In an interview with Fortune, he said. "The .NET project has more outsiders who contribute to Microsoft than those who work for the company."
Remarkably, the Visual Studio Code Text Editor is also trying to add GitHub's repositories to the list of the most contributors. You can review the list below, and include other data from GitHub.