Commentary: Not all software makes sense as open source, but a GitHub mobile app just might.
In a world increasingly powered by open source software, there’s still plenty of software that really doesn’t need to be open source. Or, perhaps put a better way, there is software that could be open source and no one would care or contribute.
GitHub’s new mobile app probably doesn’t fall into that category. While most developers won’t necessarily have interest or aptitude in contributing to a voice memo or word processing app, it’s a fair bet that they’d have plenty to say (and code) when it comes to GitHub.
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Soon after Ryan Nystrom, GitHub’s director of engineering, announced the new mobile app for iOS and Android, with the promise of “TONS more features in upcoming app