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What a turn-around from the Microsoft of a decade ago!
npm manages source code repositories for 1.3 million projects, most of which are open source and/or used in open source projects. There are 75 billion downloads with npm every month. These two acquisitions, GitHub and npm, make Microsoft one of the biggest players in the world of Open Source.
Microsoft is trying to reposition itself as a more open-source friendly company. It is a move that Microsoft will certainly be able to use for marketing to improve its relationship with a wide spectrum of developers. It will also allow Microsoft to more tightly integrate with open source tools in the Microsoft Azure cloud and likely be able to attract developers to the cloud stack.