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GitHub's new features aim for business and open-source users

Blair Hanley Frank | Sept. 19, 2016
Its CEO says feature development isn't an either/or problem

Tom Murphy, a research director at Gartner, said in an email that he doesn't think the changes will lead organizations to abandon their current systems. But Hilwa believes there's opportunity for GitHub because it's a good bet many companies haven't implemented modern source-control software.

Does all this translate into a good business?

Most things that people encounter every day are touched in some way by code that's been worked on in GitHub, Wansrath told the conference. But Murphy at Gartner said building developer tools isn't exactly a path to wealth for a company.

"I believe GitHub has a lot of use, I don’t believe that corresponds into account control or revenue," he said. "Developer tools … is a commodity business.”


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