Sulli Deals 2.0: Know what is GitHub on which the Bulli Bai app was launched to insult women
After Sulli Deals, a women’s online bidding app, the country is in a tizzy about Bulli Bai. The action started on this after people protested on Twitter. Two people have also been arrested for making Bulli Bai.
Images of women were spread on the Bulli Bai app and then asked to bid. In this, Muslim women were kept on target. Both Sulli Deals and Bulli Bai apps were built on the open-source platform GitHub.
In such a situation, the question arises, is this GitHub? GitHub is not a social media platform at all like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is a platform designed for software developers and coding people.
Developers can store their software’s codes online on this. GitHub is a web platform where software developers can upload, store, or manage source code using Git. Git can track software changes through version control.
This allows programmers to coordinate easily. The platform was launched in October 2007 by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Scott Chacon. It was bought by Microsoft in 2018.
GitHub is used to host open-source projects. With this, other programmers, who are not part of the original project, can also help in improving the software. When the Aarogya Setu app was accused of collecting user data, its source code was also uploaded on GitHub.
GitHub is mainly used by developers, coders, and software engineers. However, anyone can open an account on it for free. The account can be created by giving an email-id on this. Users can also hide their details on it.
The company can share user details with low-enforcement. After Sulli Deals, the Bulli Bai app was also built on this.