Money does not legitimize.
GitHub is not legitimate because Microsoft paid $7.5B for it. GitLab is not legitimate because they claim to be worth $2.7B.
Being a good member of the ecosystem in which you exist and helping society to thrive is what legitimizes a business.
In fact, big numbers like that can often *de*legitimize. You have to demonstrate where that number comes from. Do you have $7.5B worth of paying customers? If not, where does the figure come from? Is it because you have a lot of users? How are you going to convert users into revenue? HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CONVERT USERS INTO REVENUE?
@sir I was thinking the same thing when I saw $7.5B in your blog post. What the fuck is $7.5B? Can Microsoft monetize all the code hosted on GitHub that doesn't belong to them? Can they monetize hundreds of thousands of active users? How many active users do they have?
It $7.5B just money laundering?
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