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What is Git?

If you’re just starting out in the open source world, you’re likely to come across a software project that keeps its code in, and possibly releases it for use, by way of Git. In fact, whether you know it or not, you’re certainly using software right now that is developed using Git: the Linux kernel (which drives the website you’re on right now, if not the desktop or mobile phone you’re accessing it on), Firefox, Chrome, and many more projects share their codebase with the world in a Git reposito