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To address your question, I’d recommend checking out this AMA from Nat Friedman that specifically talks about the future of Atom: https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/8pc8mf/im_nat_friedman_future_ceo_of_github_ama/e0a2b2e/
I also want to mention that the news of our entering into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft does not change our developer-first ethos, and our commitment to the open source community and businesses across the globe. We’ll remain an open platform and we will continue to serve developers in all industries.
We’re excited about the future for both GitHub and the developer community at large. I hope that you’ll stick with GitHub and help us make the future a brighter place, but I do understand if that’s not something you feel comfortable doing. In either case, please keep developing code and changing the world for the better.