Nat Friedman, corporate vice president of developer services at Microsoft, will become the new CEO of GitHub starting Monday, according to GitHub's blog post.

Friedman said GitHub will continue to operate independently, make its platform accessible to more developers around the world, and maintain the site's reliability, security and performance.

"This means that GitHub will retain its developer-first values, distinctive spirit, and open extensibility," Friedman wrote in the blog.

Paper cuts project will also be one of the company's main focuses, which works with the GitHub community to fix small to medium-sized workflow problems, he added.

Microsoft confirmed in June that it agreed to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billon in stock.

The acquisition helps Microsoft expand its focus on developing AI, tools and services that work across devices.

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