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GitHub, Inc. (/ˈɡɪthʌb/[lower-alpha 1]) 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.[5] Headquartered in California, it has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018.[6]

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GitHub, Inc.
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
Collaborative version control
Available inEnglish
FoundedFebruary 8, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-02-08) (as Logical Awesome LLC)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
CEOThomas Dohmke
Key people
  • Mike Taylor (CFO)
  • Erica Brescia (COO)
IndustryCollaborative version control (GitHub)
Blog host (GitHub Pages)
Package repository (NPM)
Revenue $200–300 million (2018)[1]
RegistrationOptional (required for creating and joining repositories, and browsing all repositories.)
Users100 million (as of January 2023)
LaunchedApril 10, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-04-10)
Current statusActive
Written inRuby

It is commonly used to host open source software development projects.[7] As of January 2023, GitHub reported having over 100 million developers[8] and more than 372 million repositories,[9] including at least 28 million public repositories.[10] It is the largest source code host as of November 2021.