Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

Tell us, what should the source shack be called post-Redmondisation?


Poll In all the furore around the acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft, no one has asked the obvious question: what should the service be called after its Redmondisation?

At Vulture Central, we live in constant fear of mixing up GitLab and GitHub. Two letters are all that stand between an amusingly snarky story and a grovelling apology following reader castigation.

Giving GitHub a more distinctive name would certainly help us sleep easier.

Our greatest minds have taken a break from working out how to stop our beer butler from veering out of control at the sight of the slightest vulturish shape in order to ponder the problem.

The name needs to hark back to Microsoft's glory days as a coding tools powerhouse as well look forward to a bright, Git-based, open-source future.

It also needs to be quite different from GitLab.

After considerable thought, a shortlist of six has been drawn up. Further suggestions via the comments are always welcome.

JavaScript Disabled

Please Enable JavaScript to use this feature.

We asked Microsoft for its opinion and were told: "The current name will do just fine, thank you very much." Booooring! ®


Keep Reading

Tech Resources

The State of Application Security 2020

Forrester analyzed the state of application security in 2020 and found over 75% of external attacks are attributed to web application and software exploits.

How backup modernization changes the ransomware game

If the thrill of backing up your data and wondering if you will ever see it again has worn off, start the new year by getting rid of the lingering pain of legacy backup. Bipul Sinha, CEO of the Cloud Data Management Company, Rubrik, and Miguel Zatarain, Director of Global Infrastructure Technology at PACCAR, Fortune 500 manufacturer of trucks and Rubrik customer, are talking to the Reg’s Tim Phillips about how to eliminate the costly, slow and spotty performance of legacy backup, and how to modernize your implementation in 2021 to make your business more resilient.

Webcast Slide Deck | Three reasons you need a hybrid multicloud

Businesses need their IT teams to operate applications and data in a hybrid environment spanning on-premises private and public clouds. But this poses many challenges, such as managing complex networking, re-architecting applications for the cloud, and managing multiple infrastructure silos. There is a pressing need for a single platform that addresses these challenges - a hybrid multicloud built for the digital innovation era. Just this Regcast to find out: Why hybrid multicloud is the ideal path to accelerate cloud migration.

Anatomy of a Private Cloud

Learn the key elements that combined, build a true Private Cloud

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021