Microsoft has most number of open source contributors on GitHub

/ 06:39 PM September 15, 2016

The latest data from GitHub lists the companies that have the most number of contributors and Microsoft is at the top of the pile.  Screengrabbed from GitHub Octoverse

There was a time when Microsoft held its code and technology top secret. But under CEO Satya Nadella, the company has embraced open source and now has the most number of GitHUb contributors.

The Next Web reports that the latest data from GitHub lists Microsoft as the company with the highest number of contributors at 15,682, surpassing Facebook and Google.


Microsoft’s move to open source started back in 2014 when the .NET framework was open-sourced. Afterwards more of the company’s software followed, including Chakra Javascript engine, Xamarin, the Computational Networks Toolkit for deep learning application, Visual Studio’s MSBuild compiling engine and, most recently, PowerShell.

On another note, Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code text editor was listed as the most number of contributors in GitHub’s list of repositories.  Alfred Bayle


TOPICS: GitHub, Microsoft, Net, open source, PowerShell, Satya Nadella, Visual Studio Code
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.