The motivation behind Microsoft acquiring GitHub

Picture a future that every machine Windows server and all company pay for Microsoft.

It sounds disgusting but is actually ongoing process. According to recently the effort Microsoft puts into Linux, Kubernetes and Docker, it becomes totally achievable future by following two concepts :

  1. Makes Windows docker image can run on Linux seamlessly
  2. Improve the management tools of  Kubernetes to guide users to use Microsoft solution

Through docker image, every server in the whole world is ready to run Microsoft solution. Then make people forget opensource software by providing management tools as Ad. We can get instant dark empire that dominates all Web service providers.

Well, I know this seems just another conspiracy theory about Microsoft acquiring open-source organization. But somehow I sense a very strategic long-term plan this time. Wait and see.