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more than 56 million developers who created 60+ million new repositories this past year

GitHub recorded 35% more repositories created than last year and 7.5 hours faster pull request merge times in teams’ most productive and collaborative weeks.

GitHub tracked an increase in open source activity on weekends and holidays, at the same time that Enterprise developer activity dropped. Open source project creation is also up by 25% year over year since April 2020.

The data suggests that even when developers conclude their regular work, they are turning to open source projects for creative outlets. These projects often provide meaningful connections and community while the world is stuck at home.

GitHub reports that its community is becoming more diverse as those who identify as developers have decreased from 60% in 2016 to 54% in 2020. Profiles related to education are growing (up from 17% in 2016 to 23% in 2020), followed by users working in data. The platform is becoming more approachable for collaborators who do not come from a development background.

But, in reality, these efforts started years ago, in 2014, when the Drupal project first moved in to replace «master/slave» terminology with «primary/replica.»

Drupal’s move was followed by the Python programming language, Chromium (the open-source browser project at the base of Chrome), Microsoft’s Roslyn .NET compiler, and the PostgreSQL and Redis database systems.

Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a takedown request sent by Spain’s Guardia Civil, a national police force with military status.

The app registers supporters of independence by asking them to communicate their availability and resources for taking part in local protest actions across Catalonia. Users are also asked to register for protest actions and check-in when they get there — at which point the app asks them to abide by a promise of non-violence

Users of the app see only upcoming protests relevant to their location and availability — making it different to the one-to-many broadcasts that Tsunami Democràtic also puts out via its channel on the Telegram messaging app.

Essentially, it’s a decentalized tool for mobilizing smaller, localized protest actions vs the largest demos which continue to be organized via Telegram broadcasts (such as a mass blockade of Barcelona airport, earlier this month).

Y ahora que el bar ha cambiado de dueño, ¿a qué bar nos vamos? ¿Seguimos en este por cómo nos sirven las chelas o por su decoración minimalista y cuidada, o mejor nos vamos a otro más de pueblo, cercano, con el camarero de siempre, con la cocina de toda la vida, con su tradición? Nunca fue nuestro pero nos sentíamos parte de él. En esa reflexión nos encontramos algunos (muchos) y en esta semana no son pocas las veces que he(mos) mantenido dichas conversaciones.