Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub leaves some scientists uneasy

Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub leaves some scientists uneasy

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Satya Nadella is chief executive of Microsoft, which announced last week that it is buying out code-sharing platform GitHub.Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty GitHub — a website that has become popular with scientists collaborating on research data and software — is to be acquired by Microsoft for US$7.5 billion. In the wake of the takeover announcement on…