GitHub, the popular code sharing repository, has been caught up in the Great Firewall of China. The news was first reported by Hacker News at around 1:40 a.m. Monday morning.
As of today, Chinese developers, as well as anyone else in the country, are unable to access the project and code sharing site. GitHub, a San Francisco based company, allows developers to share code and creates an easy way to fork existing projects without losing previous code.
GitHub joins the ranks of giants such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ that cannot be accessed in China. We do not know how many total sites are blocked, but Wikipedia claims that over 2600 sites are blocked in the People's Republic of China.