[Irtalk] SiliconBeat – GitHub raises $250 million as investors acknowledge importance of open-source software

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 12:01:58 SAST 2015

The company says it hosts the largest community of software developers and
projects on the Web. Federal and state agencies put their applications
on GitHub: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses GitHub to integrate its
various development tools and provide a single place where developers can
find code. The White House uses GitHub for the president’s Project Open
Data, an effort to make sure all government data is online and usable by
developers; the president’s budget was published on GitHub earlier this

GitHub also sells private versions of its software for businesses to use,
which is how it makes money.

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