GitHub has announced the acquisition of Semmle , a tool offered to developers and researchers that takes care of analyzing the code in search of flaws and vulnerabilities in a completely automatic way, thus relieving the obligation to do it manually. According to what has been stated, it will be integrated into the platform in the future.
GitHub announces the acquisition of Semmle
It is not known how much the check is paid. Semmle, born of an Oxford University research project and launched only last year, has received $ 31 million in funding to date. His clients include important names such as Uber, NASA, Google and Microsoft, the latter now owner of the startup . Below are the words of the CEO and co-founder Oege De Moor reported in the official release.
GitHub represents the place where the community meets, security experts collaborate with those involved in security and where customers in the open source world find the building blocks to build their projects. Recent moves to make the ecosystem safer are pieces of the same puzzle. Semmle’s vision and technology are consistent with those of GitHub.
— Semmle (@Semmle) September 18, 2019
Finally, remember that GitHub was purchased by Microsoft in 2018 against an economic investment quantified at 7.5 billion dollars. He recently introduced the Sponsors initiative to financially support those working in the open source world, declared war on the DeepNude phenomenon and introduced some limitations for developers from countries like Iran, Syria and Crimea.