Git (software)

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Original author(s) Linus Torvalds
Developer(s) Junio Hamano, Linus Torvalds, and many others
Initial release April 7, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-04-07)
Stable release 2.10.0 / 2 September 2016; 28 days ago (2016-09-02)[1]
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X
Platform POSIX
Available in C, Bourne Shell, Perl[2]
Type Revision control
License GNU General Public License v2

Git (/ɡɪt/) is a distributed revision control system that was made to be fast.[3] Git was created by Linus Torvalds for use in developing the Linux kernel. Git's current development is looked after by Junio Hamano. Git is free and open source software released under the GNU General Public License version 2 software license.

References[change | change source]

  1. Junio C Hamano. "[ANNOUNCE] Git v2.10.0". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. "git/git.git/tree".;a=tree. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. Linus Torvalds (2005-04-07). "Re: Kernel SCM saga..". linux-kernel mailing list. Retrieved 2011-11-30. "So I'm writing some scripts to try to track things a whole lot faster."

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