Git --fast-version-control

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

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Git and Software Freedom Conservancy

Git is a member project of Software Freedom Conservancy. Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that provides financial and administrative assistance to open source projects.


Conservancy accepts donations on git's behalf. In the past, project money has typically gone to defraying travel costs for developers to come to our annual GitTogether mini-conference. A portion of the money goes to Conservancy to cover their operating expenses. You can also donate directly to Software Freedom Conservancy's general fund.


To donate to Git via PayPal:

Check or Wire

We can also accept donations drawn in USD from banks in the USA (donations from banks outside of the US or not in USD should be handled by wire). Make checks payable to "Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc." and place "Directed donation: Git" in the memo field. Checks should be mailed to:

  Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.
  137 Montague ST STE 380

Conservancy can accept wire donations, but the instructions vary depending on the country of origin. Please contact for instructions.

Conservancy also accepts stock donations on behalf of the Git project. If you would like to donate stock, please contact for instructions on how to initiate the transfer.