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Yes, we are building GitHub on GitHub. In fact, we’ve been doing this since October 19th, 2007. That's when we made our first commit. Since then we pushed over 2.5 million commits, opened over 1 million issues, submitted roughly 650k pull requests across 4357 repositories from over 50 countries 🤯. But that's just us. We are proud to be part of the work of millions of developers, companies and robots across the solar system 🪐. Yes, Robots!

🍿 An interconnected community

The open source community is the 💗 heart of GitHub and fundamental to how we build software today. See for yourself:

  • GitHub Sponsors helped support more than 5k individuals and projects around the world 🌍
  • Open source projects on GitHub received a stunning 218 million contributions 🚀 in the last year alone
  • Every minute a developer creates a new release 🏄 for a public project on GitHub

Now that we are talking about the important things ☝️, are you contributing to open source? Yes? Okay, you rock! 🎸 If not, we can help you get started! Open source software is made by people just like you. Learn more about how to contribute.

🦦 Contributing to the ecosystem

We contribute to the tools 🔧 we rely on to build and run GitHub, while also maintaining 🧙‍♂️ our own open source projects like:

👓 Appendix

See what's next on our public roadmap ✨ and let us know if you have any suggestions 🙇‍♂️. Oh, and by the way, we are always hiring talented, passionate people to join our team 🙌.

"Tell me more, I can't get enough!"

🤫 Psst! You can create your own organization README.

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  1. training-kit training-kit Public

    Open source courseware for Git and GitHub

    HTML 4.2k 4.3k

  2. Public

    A site to provide non-judgmental guidance on choosing a license for your open source project

    Ruby 3.6k 1.3k

  3. scientist scientist Public

    🔬 A Ruby library for carefully refactoring critical paths.

    Ruby 7.4k 438

  4. gh-ost gh-ost Public

    GitHub's Online Schema-migration Tool for MySQL

    Go 12.2k 1.2k

  5. covid-19-repo-data covid-19-repo-data Public

    Data archive of identifiable COVID-19 related public projects on GitHub

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  • codeql-action Public

    Actions for running CodeQL analysis

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    TypeScript 1,088 MIT 306 127 (14 issues need help) 5 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • advisory-database Public

    Security vulnerability database inclusive of CVEs and GitHub originated security advisories from the world of open source software.

    github/advisory-database’s past year of commit activity
    1,672 CC-BY-4.0 309 55 8 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • codeql Public

    CodeQL: the libraries and queries that power security researchers around the world, as well as code scanning in GitHub Advanced Security

    github/codeql’s past year of commit activity
  • artifact-attestations-workflows Public

    Demo repository showcasing how to use reusable workflows to build artifact attestations

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    Python 2 CC0-1.0 1 0 0 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • dmca Public

    Repository with text of DMCA takedown notices as received. GitHub does not endorse or adopt any assertion contained in the following notices. Users identified in the notices are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Additional information about our DMCA policy can be found at

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    DIGITAL Command Language 5,449 1,266 0 9 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • dependabot-action Public

    Runs Dependabot Updates via GitHub Actions.

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    TypeScript 71 MIT 35 0 12 Updated Jul 18, 2024
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    TypeScript 18 MIT 8 1 4 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • vscode-codeql Public

    An extension for Visual Studio Code that adds rich language support for CodeQL

    github/vscode-codeql’s past year of commit activity
    TypeScript 415 MIT 183 136 (13 issues need help) 15 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • vitess-gh Public Forked from vitessio/vitess

    Vitess is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL.

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    Go 23 Apache-2.0 2,123 0 3 Updated Jul 18, 2024
  • forgoodfirstissue Public

    Find your first issue for good to contribute to

    github/forgoodfirstissue’s past year of commit activity
    TypeScript 55 MIT 17 5 5 Updated Jul 18, 2024