[89][90], In July 2020, GitHub stored a February archive of the site[30] in an abandoned mountain mine in Svalbard, Norway, part of the Arctic World Archive and not far from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Although GitHub supports the hosting of open source code, it’s not completely open source. Investors were Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and other venture capital funds. GitHub is so user-friendly, though, that some people even use GitHub to manage other types of projects – like writing books. [74][75], GitHub Pages is a static web hosting service offered by GitHub since 2008 to GitHub users for hosting user blogs, project documentation,[76][77] or even whole books created as a page. It aims to write archives into the molecular structure of quartz glass platters, using a high-precision laser that pulses a quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) times per second. [107] 28 days later, India blocked GitHub.com along with 31 other websites over pro-ISIS content posted by users. There are millions of open source projects on GitHub. [50] In July 2012, four years after the company was founded, Andreessen Horowitz invested $100 million in venture capital. We use essential cookies to perform essential website functions, e.g. Get involved to perfect your craft and be part of something big. Anyone can browse and download public repositories but only registered users can contribute content to repositories. Multiple desktop clients and Git plugins are also available. Labels, milestones, responsibility assignment, and a search engine are available for issue tracking. Although GitHub supports the hosting of open source code, it’s not completely open source. [121] An open letter from members of the open source community was shared on GitHub in December 2019, demanding that the company drop their contract with ICE and provide more transparency into how they conduct business and partnerships. Open source software is made by people just like you. [87] GitHub Campus Experts are one of the primary ways that GitHub funds student oriented events and communities, Campus Experts are given access to training, funding, and additional resources to run events and grow their communities. [4], GitHub offers its basic services free of charge. Contribute code to projects that change how software is built. GitHub’s role in securing open source software. they're used to gather information about the pages you visit and how many clicks you need to accomplish a task. Learn how GitHub works to protect you as you use, contribute to, and build on open source. You don’t have to build everything from scratch. The hosted service GitHub.com is free for open source projects and it has fundamentally improved open source collaboration. [56] The illustration GitHub chose was a character that Oxley had named Octopuss. Add advanced collaboration tools to your private repositories for $7/month. [3] Headquartered in California, it has been a subsidiary of Microsoft since 2018. Whatever your skill level, working on open source software is a great way to learn new things. ", "GitHub CEO and Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath Keynoting Esri's DevSummit! Terminus2049 is hosted on GitHub. Previously, only public repositories were free. Since then, uploading gists has been deactivated for unregistered users with the aim to mitigate spamming. It offers the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git, plus its own features. : microsoft/TypeScript", "Windows Calculator: A simple yet powerful calculator that ships with Windows: microsoft/calculator", "The new Windows Terminal, and the original Windows console host -- all in the same place! The GitHub repository of Microsoft Azure is dedicated to its open-source documentation. Learn more. [53][54] The character was created by graphic designer Simon Oxley as clip art to sell on iStock,[55] a website that enables designers to market royalty-free digital images. You can always update your selection by clicking Cookie Preferences at the bottom of the page. Other investors of that round included Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and IVP (Institutional Venture Partners). [80] When custom domain is set on a GitHub Pages repo a Let's Encrypt certificate for it is generated automatically. [41][42][43][44], In March 2020, GitHub announced that they are acquiring npm, a JavaScript packaging vendor, for an undisclosed sum of money. Projects on GitHub.com can be accessed and managed using the standard Git command-line interface; all standard Git commands work with it. 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In an email sent to employees, later posted to the GitHub blog on October 9, 2019, CEO Nat Friedman stated "The revenue from the purchase is less than $200,000 and not financially material for our company." [117][118][119], The ICE contract dispute came into focus again in June 2020 due to the company's decision to abandon "master/slave" branch terminology, spurred by the George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter movement. The terms of service state, "By setting your repositories to be viewed publicly, you agree to allow others to view and fork your repositories.