- Just last year, GitHub announced a competitive product to NPM.
- NPM had been rocked with turmoil in the past year, as many employees and executives resigned, the leadership team tried to establish a sustainable business model, and the company struggled to raise money, according to former employees.
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Microsoft-owned GitHub announced Monday that it is acquiring NPM, a small startup that provides tools for 12 million developers.
Last May, GitHub announced a competitive product to NPM called GitHub Packages, which helps developers easily find, manage, and publish the software packages that help their projects run properly. GitHub plans to allow NPM’s current paying customers to move their private software packages to GitHub Packages.
NPM has been rocked with over a year of turmoil in the past year and a half. Last year, employees were working to unionize and signed an open letter to management for better working conditions. Former employees said the company culture eroded into an “atmosphere of fear” as the leadership team tried to establish a sustainable business model for the company and struggled to raise money. Executives like co-founder Laurie Voss and CEO Bryan Bogensberger resigned from the company.
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