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Appendix B Getting Started with GitHub

GitHub is a site that lets users host, and communicate with, their git repositories and the repositories of others. There are similar services, but GitHub appears to be the most popular, and so benefits from the network effects of a large number of users. You can make an unlimited number of public repositories, but must pay for private repositories. Here “public” means anybody can see the content of your repository and copy it, but you retain control over who can modify the repository.

The information in this appendix is accurate as of 2016-04-10. Corrections and updates are greatly appreciated. How about as a pull request?