What is git?

Open source (free to use) Version control software. Usually accessed via the command line, or a client program.

Where did it come from?

Git development began in 2006 after many developers of the Linux kernel gave up access to BitKeeper (at the time the best but proprietary)

Why use it in research?

Exhibit A

© Copyright 2013, Simon Mutch, CC-BY SA 3.0

Exhibit B

‘Piled Higher and Deeper’ by Jorge Cham