satyan@redmond:~/src$ git checkout -b microsoft-acquisitions
Switched to a brand new department ‘microsoft-acquisitions’

satyan@redmond:~/src$ scp satyan@github.com:/github .

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git add github

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git commit -m “Microsoft introduced in June that it
> was shopping for the Git repository and collaboration platform GitHub for
> $7.5 billion in inventory. That acquisition has acquired all the mandatory
> regulatory approvals, and has now accomplished. Nat Friedman, previously of
> Xamarin, will take the position as GitHub CEO on Monday.
>
> The information of the acquisition despatched ripples across the open supply world,
> as GitHub has turn out to be the house for a major variety of open supply
> tasks. We argued on the time that the sale was possible one in every of
> necessity, and that of all of the doable suitors, Microsoft was one of the best
> one, resulting from frequent targets and shared pursuits. Friedman on the time
> sought to reassure involved open supply builders that the intent was
> to make GitHub even higher at being GitHub, and that he would work to
> earn the belief of the GitHub neighborhood. These views have been reiterated
> at the moment.
>
> Since then, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Community, a patent
> cross-licensing group that guarantees royalty free licenses for any patents
> that apply to the Linux kernel or different important open supply packages.
> This was a daring transfer that largely precludes Redmond from asserting its
> patents towards Android, and may imply that the corporate will not
> obtain royalties from smartphone producers.
>
> Sources near the matter inform us that Microsoft’s determination to hitch
> OIN was pushed in no small half by the GitHub acquisition. GitHub is
> already a member of OIN, which left Microsoft with only some choices:
> withdraw GitHub from OIN, a transfer that might inevitably upset the open
> supply world; purchase GitHub as some sort of arm’s size subsidiary
> such that GitHub’s OIN obligations couldn’t presumably apply to
> Microsoft; or be a part of OIN too, as essentially the most simple method that
> additionally bolstered the corporate’s open supply popularity. Microsoft took
> the third choice.”
[microsoft-acquisitions baadf00d] Microsoft introduced…
1 file modified, billions of insertions(+), zero deletions(-)

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git checkout microsoft-corp
Switched to department ‘microsoft-corp’

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git merge microsoft-acquisitions
Updating cafef00d..baadf00d
Quick-forward
billions-of-files | billions ++++++++++++

satyan@redmond:~/src$ git department -d microsoft-acquisitions

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