GitHub Launches Its Enterprise Edition

GitHub, the web-based hosting service for software projects that use the Git source control management (SCM) system is now available for the enterprise. In an announcement made on it’s blog today, GitHub touted all the features of GitHub: commit histories, code browsing, compare views, pull requests, issues, wikis, gists, organizations and team management, powerful APIs, and a beautiful web interface that are now part of this new GitHub Enterprise that you can run locally, on your own server.
How is this different from managing your projects as private repositories on GitHub? The biggest difference is that GitHub Enterprise packaged for running on your organization’s local network. All the source code repository data is stored on machines that you control, and access is integrated with your organization’s authentication system such as LDAP or CAS. The ideal use case for GitHub Enterprise is when you need complete control over your repository and project information. Continue reading