My immediate thoughts are that you are looking for more of a template 
system, where you have some set of base-templates, and each customer has 
some custom-templates that extend and/or override the base ones.

I don't think you should base the templating mechanism itself on Git. 
However, once you have a working template engine, there's nothing wrong 
with keeping the source code (the templates) in a Git repository.

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:38:45 PM UTC+2, jay_m wrote:
> I support a software package that distrubutes small customizable code 
> files, we call them posts.  These code files are a small script based on 
> our proprietary programming language, something similar to BASIC.  Each of 
> our customers will have one or more posts.  Most post files will be nearly 
> identical, however there will be some modifications that need to be made 
> for each customer.  We will also heavily modify certain posts for specific 
> customer needs.
> So what I am looking for is a set number of "default" posts, that I can 
> customize and configure for each customer.  I would like to be able to go 
> back to my defaults and make changes, updates and improvements and have 
> those changes propagate to each of my customers posts that are based on 
> that default.
> Currently I mostly handle this by hand but am looking for a better way.  I 
> have used other projects that use GIT, though I have never been a 
> contributor (my programming skills are limited).  Is this a proper use of 
> GIT?  Is there a better tool that you are familiar with?  If GIT is right, 
> where is my beginning point?
> Thanks for your opinions and input.

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