GIT is a "directory content manager" that was designed to handle massive projects such as the Linux kernel with speed and efficiency. It falls in the category of distributed source code management tools and is similar to GNU Arch, Monotone, and BitKeeper.
Git is a fast directory content manager, originally written for use with large repositories, such as the Linux Kernel source. See the Git chapter in the Wine Developers Guide for detailed usage information.
Git is a revision control file system project created by Linus Torvalds to manage the Linux kernel and now maintained by Junio Hamano. It is free software, released under the GNU General Public License version 2. Originally designed only as a low-level engine that others could use to write front ends such as Cogito or St GIT, the core Git project has since become a complete revision control system that is usable directly.