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17 17 [https://git-scm.org|Git] version control system like everybody 18 18 else. 19 19 This article attempts to answer that question. Also, 20 20 in <a href="#getthecode">section 3</a>, 21 21 this article provides hints to Git users 22 22 about how they can easily access the SQLite source code. 23 23 24 -<h2>Revisions To This Article</h2> 24 +<h2>Edits</h2> 25 25 26 26 <p> 27 -Less than 24 hours after first publication, the original text 28 -of this article was being 29 -[https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16806114|hotly debated on Hacker News], 30 -and was rebuked for inaccuracies, distortions, and 31 -exaggerations. 32 -The version you are now reading is a re-write that 33 -attempts to correct those problems and to use a softer 34 -and less confrontational tone. 27 +This article has been revised multiple times in an attempt 28 +to address concerns and misgivings and to fix inaccuracies 29 +identified on 30 +[https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16806114|Hacker News] 31 +and on 32 +[https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/8c2niw/why_sqlite_does_not_use_git/|Reddit]. 35 33 36 34 <h1>A Few Reasons Why SQLite Does Not Use Git</h1> 37 35 38 36 <p> 39 37 One could summarize the reason why SQLite does not use Git in 40 38 a single sentence: The lead SQLite developer finds Git to be 41 39 unpalatable. If you like Git and want to use it, that's great. ................................................................................ 177 175 which is that it is "distributed". There are various free 178 176 alternatives to GitHub, such as GitLab, but those too have 179 177 a lot of dependencies and require a lot of server setup. 180 178 181 179 <p> 182 180 In contrast, Fossil is a single standalone binary which one 183 181 installs by placing it to $PATH. That one binary contains all 184 -the functionality of core Git and also GitHub or GitLab. It 182 +the functionality of core Git and also GitHub and/or GitLab. It 185 183 manages a community server with wiki and bug tracking, provides 186 184 packaged downloads for consumers, login managements, and so forth, 187 185 with no extra software required. 188 186 189 187 <p> 190 188 Less administration means that programmers spend more time working 191 189 on the software (SQLite in this case) and less time fussing with