GitHub was intended to be an open software collaboration platform, but it's become a platform for much, much more than code. It's now being used by artists, builders, home owners, everyone in between, entire companies… and cities.
"Anyone can now change the data when new bike paths are built, when roads are under construction, and new buildings are erected," the city of Chicago recently announced. People are managing home-renovation projects on GitHub. One law firm also just announced a couple days ago that it's postinglegal documents for early-stage startup funding on GitHub. Someone evenpublished all of the laws in Germany on GitHub last year. (Perhaps not so surprisingly, he has about 17 open "pull" requests for changes.) And of course, GitHub is still used by programmers and developers flying AR Drones with Node.js or building websites with jQuery...."