On Fri, 2015-03-13 at 22:15 -0400, Dale R. Worley wrote:
> William Lasiewicz <lasiew...@gmail.com> writes:
> > How in the hell can this be so popular?
> You've said it yourself, "it is free".
That's not correct. There are MANY software control tools which are
free, but yet not nearly as popular. Git is so popular because:
* it is very fast and very efficient
* it scales from single-user up to enormous workloads like the
Linux kernel, etc.
* it works offline/unconnected (all DVCS's do this of course)
* it allows users to do complex things like rewrite history.
* it supports a wide variety of development processes: from hub
and spoke, to multi-peer, all the way to unpublished servers
using email to send patches.
* its underlying implementation is elegant and extensible.
* it has very strong "network effects".
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