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GitHub Registers Its 3 Millionth User 64

Posted by timothy
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hypnosec writes "Online version control system GitHub, which is based on Git — the distributed version control system developed by Linus Torvalds — now has over three million registered users, it has been revealed. Announcing the achievement, the code sharing site used by the likes of jQuery, Perl, PHP, Ruby as well as Joomla said in a blog post that the 'three millionth person signed up for a GitHub account' on Monday night."
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GitHub Registers Its 3 Millionth User

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  • Don't like it (Score:3, Informative)

    by thetoadwarrior (1268702) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @01:26PM (#42618661) Homepage
    Github offers the least options, has had numerous publicised security issues and seems more concerned with being like facebook than something for real programmers.

    Sorry but I'll stick with bitbucket and if I have to switch I'll take sourceforge or one of the many other sites that offer what Github offers minus the attraction of fauxgrammers and brogrammers.
  • by cjjjer (530715) <cjjjer&hotmail,com> on Thursday January 17, 2013 @03:27PM (#42619899)
    User beware...

    Taken from http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/github-needs-take-open-source-seriously-208046 [infoworld.com]

    What are the terms under which the code in all those GitHub projects is made available? A precise answer depends on your jurisdiction and would require a lawyer's advice, but it's likely that the answer for most people is "all rights reserved" -- in other words, you have no rights to use the code. GitHub does not include any useful default licensing terms in its terms of service; the most likely scenario is that any use of the copyrighted material in one of those no-license projects is formally a breach of copyright. Under copyright law, code without a license cannot be legally shared, as the default for copyrighted materials is that all rights are reserved.

    Brian Doll, GitHub's VP of Marketing, confirmed this arrangement is intentional:

    Code without an explicit license is protected by copyright and is by default All Rights Reserved. The person or people who wrote the code are protected as such. Any time you're using software you didn't write, licensing should be considered and abided.

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