Updated Popular and widely used source-code hosting service GitHub is, for the moment, no longer a widely used source-code hosting service. It has fallen offline.
Since 1632 PT (0032 UTC, 1132 AEDT), the website has been down. Right now, the San Francisco-headquartered upstart reports: "We're investigating a significant network disruption affecting all github.com services."
The billion-dollar unicorn's app servers are all unavailable. That pretty much locks out a big wedge of open-source project developers from their Git-controlled source code as well as organizations relying on the 'Hub's private repository hosting.
Not much more to say at this point except post some jokes from Twitter. We'll update this story shortly with more news. ®
Updated to add at 1750 PT
"We're working to address a widespread issue affecting all github.com services," the team assures us.
Updated to add at 1829 PT
It appears to be working again after two hours of downtime. "The site is recovering. We're continuing to monitor the situation," the Silicon Valley darling added.
git --banter origin
1. looks up decentralized git workflow tools to use while github is down 2. finds https://t.co/vQS2MK3Tau 3. oh wait— yan (@bcrypt) January 28, 2016
Sounds better than “We are sitting around saying fuck a lot” https://t.co/h4k03eOvl1— Jonathan Ferguson (@jonoabroad) January 28, 2016
GitHub is busy upgrading NSA backdoors. We'll be back in just a bit.— Jonathan Zdziarski (@JZdziarski) January 28, 2016
The cool thing about working on OSS is when GH goes down its like a free holiday How do those suits feel now :P— jessie frazelle (@frazelledazzell) January 28, 2016