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GitHub, Inc. (//) is a platform and cloud-based service for software development and version control, allowing developers to store and manage their code. It uses Git software, providing the distributed version control of Git plus access control, bug tracking, software feature requests, task management, continuous integration, and wikis for every project. Headquartered in California, it has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018.
|Type of business||Subsidiary|
Type of site
|Collaborative version control|
|Founded||February 8, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-02-08) (as Logical Awesome LLC)|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Industry||Collaborative version control (GitHub) |
AI development tools (GitHub Copilot)
Blog host (GitHub Pages)
Package repository (NPM)
|Revenue||$1 billion (2022)|
|Registration||Optional (required for creating and joining repositories)|
|Users||100 million (as of January 2023[update])|
|Launched||April 10, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-04-10)|
|Written in||Ruby |
It is commonly used to host open source software development projects. As of January 2023[update], GitHub reported having over 100 million developers and more than 372 million repositories, including at least 28 million public repositories. It is the world's largest source code host as of June 2023[update].
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