Research project by Santiago P De Rosso and Daniel Jackson of the Software Design Group

Undergraduate students: Jesse Sharps (UROP ST14)

Gitless is an experimental version control system built on top of Git. Many people complain that Git is hard to use. We think the problem lies deeper than the user interface, in the concepts underlying Git. Gitless is an experiment to see what happens if you put a simple veneer on an app that changes the underlying concepts.

For more information see the Gitless's website




  • What's Wrong with Git? (video)
    Santiago Perez De Rosso. Git Merge 2017. Brussels, Belgium. Feb, 2017


This research is part of a collaboration between MIT and SUTD (the Singapore University of Technology and Design), and is funded by a grant from SUTD's International Design Center. Thank you also to the users of Gitless for their enthusiasm, bug reports, feature requests, and code contributions.