It sure sounds like a match made in dev heaven.
Yesterday, GitLab — maker of an open source competitor to GitHub — announced it had acquired Gitter, a Slack-like chat service aimed mainly at software developers.[ Intel, Apache, Amazon, and more: See the 2017 open source rookies of the year. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
The fun didn’t stop there. While Gitter will continue to run as-is, GitLab’s long-term goal is twofold: Integrate Gitter more tightly with Gitlab, and “open source the whole of Gitter, allowing members of the community to contribute and improve the product for everyone!” (Exclamation Gitter’s.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here