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How GitHub Saved OpenSource

Jun 20, 2011, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Yes, it has made managing the code base significantly easier but its real impact has likely been on the social aspects of managing open source. Github has rebooted how the innovation cycle in open source happens while simultaneously raising the bar for good community management.

"The irony may be that it has done this by making it easy to do the one thing many people thought would kill open source, more easy: forking. I remember talking to friends who - before Github launched - felt that forking, while a necessary check on any project, was also its biggest threat and so needed to be managed carefully."

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