"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
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