GitHub is a pretty sweet system. One of the best aspects of web 2.0 has been the focus on simple, straightforward web app usability/utility. GitHub is a great example of some of web 2.0′s best attributes: a really interesting model coupled with straightforward usability and just a touch of AJAX. I never would have tried Git without GitHub.
Git is pretty interesting, too. Turns out that git is effective at encouraging social involvement in coding. The Turbinado project has been forked a few times… ‘Forked’?! Wait! That’s what happens when projects are in deep trouble, right?!
Maybe so, but not necessarily in git. Since git is a decentralized revision control system (like our beloved darcs), ‘forking’ is roughly equivalent to ‘checking out’. A ‘fork’ is a good thing, so Rails’ fork count (398) is heroic.