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  • GitHub is an arena for software developers to write, share and revise code
  • GitHub is an arena for software developers to write, share and revise code
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GitHub: a beta world?

The concept of crowdsourcing is evolving into an open, collaborative workflow. From lawyers to writers to civil servants, it could revolutionise the way people work together.

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The traditional office-based 9 to 5 job is dissolving. With geographic location no longer an obstacle, organisations are connecting and leveraging the power of the 'crowd' to source the best talent from around the world.

But this new cloud-based approach is different from conventional crowdsourcing; rather than asking community members to create something original, platforms like GitHub are inviting people to improve contributions that already exist.

From its humble origins as a solution to problematic coder program Git, GitHub has become an arena where over 3.5 million software developers write, share and revise code. And as the ...

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