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Git
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Original author(s) Linus Torvalds
Developer(s) Junio Hamano, Linus Torvalds, and many others
Initial release April 7, 2005; 15 years ago (2005-04-07)
Stable release
2.10.0 / 2 September 2016; 3 years ago (2016-09-02)
Operating system Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X
Platform POSIX
Available in C, Bourne Shell, Perl
Type Revision control
License GNU General Public License v2

Git (/ɡɪt/) is a distributed revision control system that was made to be fast. Git was created by Linus Torvalds for use in developing the Linux kernel. Git's current development is looked after by Junio Hamano. Git is free and open source software released under the GNU General Public License version 2 software license.

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