Source: Business Insider
At a Microsoft event on Monday, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman called the site “by far the most valuable social network that’s ever been built.” Currently, over 40 million developers use GitHub to share and contribute to open source projects, and the company is aiming for 100 million by 2025. That’s far behind Facebook or Twitter — but Friedman says that he looks at the definition of “value” differently. Friedman says that GitHub developers are responsible for the software that powers much of the rest of the internet economy, especially thanks to its status as the center of the open source software world. “If you look at the positive externalities of the open source and free software that’s been created and the way that it powers every cloud, every device, it’s hard to argue with that,” Friedman says. Microsoft acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in 2018. Click here to read more BI Prime stories . GitHub CEO Nat Friedman says that the service, which Microsoft acquired for $7.5 billion in 2018, is “the most valuable social network that’s ever been built.” Friedman’s comments came at a Microsoft media event on Monday.