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GitHub adds licensing tool, mobile web views

Above: GitHub's famous mascot, Octocat.

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GitHub is shipping ‘em like crazy this Monday morning with new tools for easy software licensing and smartphone coding.

The open source licensing site can be found at ChooseALicense.com. You can get the skinny in simple language and choose between GPL, Apache, and MIT licenses. Or no licenses at all.

And of course, the site itself is open source.

I feel compelled to share Richard Stallman’s Free Software Song right now:

Alrighty! } //end method headbang And Stallman would point out that free software and open source are two different things, but that’s another topic for another day.

The mobile web view news includes a slew of improvements for checking out your repos, pull requests, issues, and more. The pages have small file sizes to make for faster working.

We’re sure they can hear all y’all boo-hooing over the “mobile web” part. Here’s what GitHubber Ben Bleikamp has to say about that:

We find ourselves using GitHub from our phones more every day. Instead of opening a native app, we are clicking through from other apps like Twitter, Facebook, or our email client. These are perfect situations to build a site optimized for mobile devices.

Well done, GitHub. Well done.


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