Git is a wikipedia:distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by wikipedia:Linus Torvalds for wikipedia:Linux kernel development. Every Git wikipedia:working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Git's current wikipedia:software maintenance is overseen by Junio Hamano. Git is wikipedia:free software distributed under the terms of the wikipedia:GNU General Public License version 2.