GitHub On-Premise Version Released, Powered by JRuby and BitRock

Logical Awesome, developer of the widely used GitHub site for social coding, announced today the availability of GitHub:FI, their on-premise version that can be deployed behind a firewall. GitHub:FI is based on the Git distributed version control system and enables developers to easily collaborate on software projects. Packaged by BitRock, GitHub:FI can be installed and running in minutes.

_San Francisco. Monday, June 1, 2009. – _Logical Awesome, developer of GitHub, the social coding site used by over 80,000 developers, announced today the availability of GitHub:Firewall Install (GitHub:FI). The new on-premise version of GitHub enables developers to install and run an internal GitHub instance behind their corporate firewall. It provides all of the benefits of social coding along with the security of a corporate network.

GitHub has already received widespread acclaim from the developer community:

  • "Killer apps make or break any platform. With GitHub, I think the Git hub just scored one."
- David Heinemeier Hansson, co-founder of 37Signals and creator of Ruby on Rails

  • "GitHub is the best thing to happen to source code since the keyboard."
- Ryan Heneise,founder of Donor Tools and Art of Mission

  • "GitHub is really useful and well put together - talk about getting it right."
- Rahsun McAfee, Ruby on Rails developer

GitHub:FI has been packaged by BitRock to provide a fast, easy way to get the Ruby on Rails application and all of its dependencies up and running. BitRock maintains a website of similarly packaged stacks at

"We are incredibly excited to bring all of the features that make GitHub the premier code host to the enterprise," said PJ Hyett, co-founder and CFO of Logical Awesome. "Now even the largest corporations can move with the transparency and agility of the leanest startups by installing their own interal version of GitHub."

"GitHub:FI proves two things: the GitHub guys know good technology and good opportunities when they see them; and JRuby is going to power the next generation of Ruby apps. GitHub plus JRuby is a perfect match," commented Charles Nutter, Co-Lead of the JRuby Project.

"In just one year, GitHub has changed the way that tens of thousands of developers work together on code. GitHub:FI will bring all of the benefits of GitHub to a whole new group of developers who need to work behind a corporate firewall," said Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, founder and CTO of BitRock. "We're happy to have had the opportunity to work with Logical Awesome to create an easy to use, self-contained package for GitHub:FI that completely automates the installation and configuration process. The stack also proves JRuby is ready for enterprise deployment of major applications."

More information on GitHub:FI is available at To sign up for a free GitHub account, visit For more information about having BitRock package your stack, visit You can download a ready to run JRuby stack from

About Logical Awesome

Logical Awesome is the developer of GitHub, a widely used website for social coding. GitHub is built on top of Git, a fast, efficient, distributed version control system ideal for the collaborative development of software. GitHub provides an easy way for developers to participate in that collaboration: fork projects, send pull requests, monitor development, all with ease. GitHub is used by over 80,000 developers and growing.

About BitRock

BitRock provides tools and services to help software companies build their businesses. Working with BitRock enables software vendors to deliver their software in easy to install packages, gain more insight into their customer base and offer value-added services such as automated updates to their customers.

Founded in 2003, BitRock is a privately held software company with offices in Seville, Spain and San Francisco, USA BitRock's clients range from large corporations and governments to independent software vendors and educational institutions, as well as the leading commercial open source companies.

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