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GitHub, Inc. (//) is an Internet hosting service for software development and version control using Git. It provides 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 (as Logical Awesome LLC)|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Industry||Collaborative version control (GitHub) |
Blog host (GitHub Pages)
Package repository (NPM)
|Revenue||$200–300 million (2018)|
|Registration||Optional (required for creating and joining repositories, and browsing all repositories.)|
|Users||100 million (as of January 2023)|
|Launched||April 10, 2008|
|Written in||Ruby |
It is commonly used to host open source software development projects. As of January 2023, GitHub reported having over 100 million developers and more than 372 million repositories, including at least 28 million public repositories. It is the largest source code host as of November 2021[update].