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GitHub gobbles biz used by NASA, Google, etc to search code for bugs and security holes in Mars rovers, apps...

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Re: Does that mean that Microsoft will try to identify bugs before it releases its updates/patches?

Probably looking at least a decade before that can happen, I worked with a company that got absorbed by Redmond, took several years before we were actually fully integrated into Redmond, then a few years before our products got absorbed into actual products. Before that, we were just kind of an independent company that happened to exist within Redmond.

We were fairly small and the product we made was installed on massive number of Windows machines anyway to the point where our code might as well had shipped on the Windows install disks anyway. It still took 6 years for our code to actually ship with Windows instead of as a separate download. I shudder to think how long something as big and non-Microsofty as GitHub will take to integrate, let alone these new folks.

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