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Linus Torvalds Invented Git, But He Pulls No Patches With GitHub

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Linus Torvalds keeps a copy of his Linux kernel project on GitHub, the wildly popular code-hosting website. But there’s a caveat. If you try to send him a patch or a bug-fix via GitHub, he’ll tell you to take a hike.

As he explained on GitHub Friday morning, he does not accept pull requests on GitHub. A pull request is GitHub speak for a suggested code fix, or patch.

The irony is that Torvalds invented Git, the software at the heart of the GitHub website.

Git is cool, but unless you’re a Linux kernel hacker, it’s hard to use. So in 2007, GitHub came along.

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