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GitHub acquires Ordered List, adopts its pretty product lineup

Code host GitHub has acquired dev shop Ordered List, hired all its employees and adopted the company’s entire product line as its own.

It’s just a love-fest out there today, people.

And given the developer-focused products Ordered List makes (and the modern-web aesthetic of its design staff), the company seems like a pretty good fit for GitHub, a popular code-hosting and collaboration service unparalleled in popularity amongst developers, especially those of the open-source stripe.

“We’ve been fans of the team for a long time and are constantly inspired by their products, people, culture, and philosophy,” GitHub founder Chris Wanstrath writes today in a post on the company blog.

On the Ordered List blog, founder and CEO Steve Smith writes, “We truly believe that GitHub is one of the best software companies in the world. … We’ll be working solely on our products and new challenges at GitHub. Our team will stay together as a unit, continuing to build great software.”

As far as products are concerned, all Ordered List offerings will now be GitHub’s own. The lineup includes Harmony, a system for website creation and management; Speaker Deck, an app for sharing and embedding slide presentations; and Gauges, an analytics system.

New-as-of-today GitHub employees include Smith, Ruby monster John Nunemaker, Jonathan Hoyt, Brandon Keepers and Matt Graham. All of the Ordered List additions hail from and currently reside in Indiana or Michigan.

“We can’t imagine a better group of people to join forces with,” Wanstrath writes. “We’re proud to call their products our own and are incredibly excited about our future together.”

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