Developer abandons his 1,000th empty GitHub Repository
"This is what GitHub was created for," says CEO.
Early today, a Bay Area software engineer named Ryan Johnson, after having a great idea for a new software project, created his 1,000th empty GitHub repository. Then promptly abandoned the project.
Johnson is the first developer to have abandoned 1,000 empty repositories using the service. Though a GitHub representative noted that several other programmers are right on his heels.
“This is a major milestone for GitHub,” stated Satya Nadella, CEO of GitHub’s parent company, Microsoft. “With over 10 Million empty and abandoned repositories, GitHub is leading the way in the growing Started-but-not-really-Started project hosting industry. This is what GitHub was created for.”
When reached for comment, the software developer told The Lunduke Journal that he was honored to be recognized for this achievement.
“I’m just glad I created a Readme for this one,” stated Johnson. “Sometimes I forget to create a Readme file before I abandon my projects. Can you imagine if I had forgotten it for the 1,000th one? How embarrassing would that have been?”
Johnson’s new project is licensed under the GPL v2 license.
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Given the way we agonize over naming a project, imagine doing that alone, 1000 times for no reason!
Fortunately other developers can fork the empty repositories and do something with them.