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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Happy birthday to all of us ;-)
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 18:17:41 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqzhbmpyh6.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)

So, it was today 15 years ago that Linus announced the availability
of the first tarball of Git.  

Let me thank all the contributors, both long timers and relatively
newer ones, for working on the system to help our users better.

But I should not forget to thank others who help us by doing things
other than writing code.  Writing code is not the only work on the
software.

Some contributors are good at polishing documentation, which we the
developer types are not particulary good at.  Others help new
developers to get up to speed, mentoring them in programs like the
summer of code and Outreachy.  There are folks who help us with
legal work to manage and defend our trademark, which is taken care
of by Software Freedom Conservancy, which the project is part of.
Employers of "professional" Git contributors support the project by
letting/making us work on Git, admittedly with their own agenda, but
without necessarily being 'evil'---a particular area of interest
they support, be it the lazy-clone scalability work, or more
aggressive recursing into submodules, would eventually benefit all
users.

Thanks all, and let's look forward to see the next 15 years be as
wondreful years for Git as the past 15 years ;-)


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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-08  1:17 Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-04-08  1:26 ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-08  7:15 ` Shourya Shukla
2020-04-08 17:30 ` Jeff King
2020-04-09 13:52 ` Edward Thomson

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