New York (CNN) Salesforce is buying workplace messaging app Slack for $27.7 billion, marking the largest acquisition in the San Francisco-based cloud-based company's history. Under the terms of the agreement, Slack (WORK) shareholders will receive $26.79 in cash and 0.0776 shares of Salesforce stock per Slack share.Is slack open source?
But Slack is a closed source SaaS tool, and it's far from the only name in the game. In fact, open source might be critical to your business chat needs. If you work with sensitive information or need to make sure that all communication stays behind a firewall, self-hosting might be your best option.