This howto describes a shared local *git*  server setup for a small
team. This is a repository layout that is familiar to anyone used to
working with a traditional version control system.
One of the tutorial objectives is to show detailed steps to prepare the
server (here called the depot because of its authoritative role) and
publish the code on a public service like *Github*, *Gitorius* [2,3] et. al.
A second objective is to introduce the *Git Lite Workflow* in team
development. This serves as an introduction to gits powerful branch and
merge features. Your personal favorite workflow may be different compared
to this model. For a feature rich workflow albeit more complex, see *nvie*