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GitHub Registers Its 3 Millionth User 64

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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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 17, 2013 @02:07PM (#42618443)

    I refuse to use it for personal projects because of the Facebook-like "register with real name" requirement. That refusal is no big deal by itself-- git is a distributed VCS so centralizing it on a single site like Github seems counter to its purpose anyway and I'm happy to run my own Git repos. The bigger problem is I'm required to use Github at work because the company hosts its code there. It's "use Github or lose your job". But it's worse than this: I'm apparently not allowed to enroll a work account and use it, even though the company is paying for hosting and would surely be willing to pay for developer accounts. I instead have to enroll a personal account, then get it added to an ACL for the work repositories. And this is a screw because I've been in this situation at more than one company. And there's supposed to be just one account per person.

    In other words Github somehow thinks it's their business to know that I've worked for multiple clients, when I move from one company to another.

    I said "fuck it" and enrolled seperate accounts per company anyway, which is against the TOS, so maybe I'll get busted like Aaron Swartz, but Github just sucks too much to go along with what they're demanding.

  • by jez9999 ( 618189 ) on Thursday January 17, 2013 @02:22PM (#42618611) Homepage Journal

    I'm gonna repeat my usual spiel here: use Bitbucket. Github's only real benefit is its network graph - I'd like to see Bitbucket implement that. But I jumped ship to Bitbucket a while back so I could get attachments on my issue tracker and never looked back. Free private repos too. And for a "social coding" site, Github doesn't have very much social stuff going on. There's no forum - just some lame web form for feedback that Github never seems to respond to.

    Oh and I remember seeing a talk from one of the main Github developers some time ago and he kept saying "fuck" all the time like Beavis & Butthead. Not impressive.

"I don't believe in sweeping social change being manifested by one person, unless he has an atomic weapon." -- Howard Chaykin