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Git
Git-logo-2012.svg
Git session.svg
A command-line session showing repository creation, addition of a file, and remote synchronization
Original author(s)Linus Torvalds[1]
Developer(s)Junio Hamano and others[2]
Initial release7 April 2005; 16 years ago (2005-04-07)
Stable release
2.34.1[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 November 2021
Repository
Written inC, Shell, Perl, Tcl[4]
Operating systemPOSIX (Linux, macOS, Solaris, AIX), Windows
Available inEnglish
TypeVersion control
LicenseGPL-2.0-only[lower-roman 1][6]
Websitegit-scm.com Edit this on Wikidata

Git (/ɡɪt/) is a distributed revision control system. It is a computer program that helps people create other computer programs together. Git was made to be fast.[7] It was created by Linus Torvalds for use in developing the Linux kernel which he also created. Git's current development is looked after by Junio Hamano. It is free and open source software released under the GNU General Public License version 2 software license.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Initial revision of "git", the information manager from hell". GitHub. 8 April 2005. Archived from the original on 16 November 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. "Commit Graph". GitHub. 8 June 2016. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git/tag/?h=v2.34.1.
  4. "Git Source Code Mirror". GitHub. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  5. "Git's LGPL license at github.com". GitHub. 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  6. "Git's GPL license at github.com". GitHub. 18 January 2010. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  7. Linus Torvalds (2005-04-07). "Re: Kernel SCM saga..". linux-kernel mailing list. http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=111288700902396. Retrieved 2011-11-30.  "So I'm writing some scripts to try to track things a whole lot faster."
  8. "About - Git". git-scm.com. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
Notes
  1. GPL-2.0-only since 2005-04-11. Some parts under compatible licenses such as LGPLv2.1.[5]

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