The GitWiki is a great resource in information about Git.

Git is a modern distributed version control system focused on speed, efficacy and real-world usability on large projects. More generally, Git can serve as a general tool for directory content tracking.

Git was created by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It is currently maintained by Junio C. Hamano.

From the wiki page:

Git is a distributed revision control / software configuration management project created by Linus Torvalds. It should not be confused with GIT (GNU Interactive Tools), a Norton Commander-like file manager created by Tudor Hulubei and Andrei Pitis.

Git’s design was inspired by BitKeeper and Monotone.[2][3] Git was originally designed only as a low-level engine that others could use to write front ends such as Cogito or StGIT.[4] However, the core Git project has since become a complete revision control system that is usable directly.[5] Several high-profile software projects now use Git for revision control, most notably the Linux kernel.[6]

Git’s current software maintenance is overseen by Junio Hamano. Released under the GNU General Public License, version 2, Git is free software.


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