Why Git is better

See this site: Why Git is better than ‘X’. It’s well worth a good read. It explains all the best things about Git, and compares other software configuration management systems to see how they measure up.

But that’s not the reason i’m posting. It’s more exciting than that! See those Expand all | Collapse all links? … i did that! :) The site source code is available on GitHub. I forked it, made the change, submitted a pull request. 14 minutes later it was deployed live.

Other people have been translating the site into different languages. Git and GitHub are wonderful things!

In a similar way, we had open source dinner tonight. I took Saturday’s leftover stew, forked it, added matzo dumplings, submitted a pull request, which was accepted! It was lovely dinner! :D

Update: and now i see even the US government is going open source! Everything on change.gov is now freely available for the world to copy, change and redistribute, provided they attribute the source. Nice one, Obama! :) In fact, i’m going to make use of that creative commons licence right now:

President-elect Obama has championed the creation of a more open, transparent, and participatory government. To that end, Change.gov adopted a new copyright policy this weekend. In an effort to create a vibrant and open public conversation about the Obama-Biden Transition Project, all website content now falls under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Towards a 21st century government on change.gov/newsroom


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