Most people think of GitHub as a website where you can upload your open source software and find and discuss interesting coding projects. But it’s become much more than that. Based on the Git software that Linus Torvalds wrote nearly a decade ago to manage Linux, GitHub has branched out in unexpected ways. Over the past few years, it’s been used to help write graphic novels, store codes of law, and even host one man’s genetic data.
Francis Irving happens to use it as a bug-tracker for his three-story house.