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GitHub Announces Open Source Friday Program

After Linux, Git is the second major contribution of Linus Torvalds. Git has become a global phenomenon with GitHub, the planet's largest repository of open source projects. Even Microsoft has moved the source code of Windows to a private GitHub repository. Companies like Google have shut down their own code-hosting platforms and moved their code to GitHub.

GitHub is now becoming active in "promoting" the open source development model. The company has announced celebrating every Friday as Open Source Day.

Mike McQuaid, a senior software engineer at GitHub wrote in a blog post, "Open source software powers the Internet. Anyone using a computer uses open source, either directly or indirectly. Although it has become the industry standard, getting involved isn't always straightforward."

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