I bet in every language in the word there’s a phrase similar to that.
Opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has one, but nobody wants to hear about yours.
Anyway, that my blog, so that’s my butt-hole-opinion.
I don’t really hate Microsoft. I mean, I may speak dirty about them sometimes; but that’s my temperament, I don’t have anything against them. I’m using microsoft products since 1985. My first OS was MS-Dos 2.0, running on a Schneider PC with 640KB Ram and a 3.5″ 720K FDD. It was a beast! I was coding GW-Basic on my yellow-black CRT and I was enjoying my animations on the Hercules video card. Since then, I’ve seen and used almost every MS product. I enjoyed Windows 95, 98, NT, XP and Office 2003 a lot. Nowadays, I’m not using their products that much, except VS Code. Also Windows 10 seems to be OK’ish, but there are also many things that I don’t like in them. To me, it seems that when you need to do more advance things, then it’s like an NT-relic with a 2018 makeup. So, generally I have a
meh opinion for them, but that’s all.
So, why I decided to leave GitHub? Well, firstly it was how it felt when I’ve read the headline. When I’ve read the news I was like “WTF? Why?” It left a bitter taste in the tip of my tongue. Usually, that’s enough for me to make
logical decisions. But this time I said to my self, OK, let’s analyze this a bit.
Therefore, I’ve asked my self.
Let’s say that this moment you decide to create your new repository and you have 3-4 options and one of them is Microsoft. Would you choose that?
Well, the answer for me is, No. No, I wouldn’t choose a Microsoft service. I don’t want to. I don’t like to add another Microsoft product/service to my life. Thanks.
Then, why also remain to GitHub?
Also, there are other things that are also important. Like the kind of information that will gain access. I don’t want Microsoft to trace what I do in my free time and which projects I wish to develop or contribute. I’m most certain that they will do data-mining in every data that they have available. It’s even worse for Microsoft employees, because now their employer will have access to that information.
Anyway, there are so many different butt holes around this story, that there’s not enough room for all. But for me personally, it was the first reaction when I’ve heard the news that mostly affect my decision and that was:
Oh, no! No more Microsoft in my life.
My repos are now located here: