Blogs about Politics

The use of version control systems outside of software development

Published on the 25th September, 2012

I've been a big fan of Clay Shirky since I read 'Here Comes Everybody', and he's recently been featured on TED talking about how the open source model of organising, or self organising, groups of hundreds of people can be an incredibly powerful way of producing software, not just technically but democratically. Specifically, he references Git, which unlike many other Version Control Systems (VCS), operates in a distributed way, that is there isn't one central place or repository - everyone who i...

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