Re: It could have some benefits...
The only reason that people would vote _FOR_ a takeover of GitHub by Micro-shaft is that they are SOCK PUPPETS and/or BOTS "voting". We've seen this before, especially in recent times.
"Astro turfing" (mentioned earlier) is one of the descriptive terms.
This is often how MINORITY opinions and policies get "MAJORITY" APPROVAL, these days (and are THEN crammed
up our as down our throats). And Micro-shaft is a MASTER of it.
(wait until Micro-shaft and Google merge, and THEN buy FOX NEWS - nightmare fueling station!)