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Git is an open source popular distributed version control system (VCS) and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris. It is free and open source. Forget what you know about any other VCS.
Usage for hardware projects
All VCSs can handle text & binary files but cannot merge binary ones.
Git has a fairly steep learning curve, other version control systems might be more intuitive but are not as widely used. Only a few commands are needed, e.g. status, add, remove, commit, push, etc. and then usage is simple. Git works locally, a remote server is optional. When using a remote server, it can be located anywhere accessible via HTTP or SSH.
Have one repository per project. A repository is simply a folder with sub-folders for e.g. Hardware, Firmware, Documentation, etc. Then git is used to commit or push changes. This way git takes care of all the tracking, removing the need for keeping multiple versions of a project and any point in the development can be returned to. 
GitHub, GitLab and other sites are git repository hosting service, they offer the functionality of git as well as adding their own features. Having a centralized repository allows people to collaborate on projects.
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- ^ Git homepage
- ^ Version Control Software in 2014: What are Your Options?, Shaumik Daityari, 22 April 2014
- ^ a b c d PCB version control and notes, EEVblog forum, May 2015
- ^ Git for ages 4 and up
- ^ Version control systems for hardware projects?
- ^ How to use Git?, Stack Overflow
- ^ Industry Practices for Schematic Design?
- ^ GitHub, Wikipedia
- Git downloads for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris
- Pro Git Book - An open source book on Git by Scott Chacon and Ben Straub, Apress, 2014, ISBN 1484200772
- Git documentation
- Git Beginner's Guide for Dummies
- Think Like (a) Git
- A Visual Git Reference