Monday, March 16, 2020 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Microsoft Acquires npm

Nat Friedman (Hacker News):

I’m excited to announce that GitHub has signed an agreement to acquire npm.

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For the millions of developers who use the public npm registry every day, npm will always be available and always be free.

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The JavaScript ecosystem is massive and growing quickly. It needs a rock-solid registry. We will make the investments necessary to ensure that npm is fast, reliable, and scalable.

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Looking further ahead, we’ll integrate GitHub and npm to improve the security of the open source software supply chain, and enable you to trace a change from a GitHub pull request to the npm package version that fixed it.

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