I am not asking about a programming question (rather, a history question), but said question concerns a programming website: GitHub. Where shall I post such question? The question I seek a locus for to post follows.
The github.com website appears to have been created in October of 2007 according to multiple sources [see the full post below for all sources], yet exists commits purportedly dated to 1987. What gives?
I have researched much, alas to no avail. Software Engineering appeals to the programming aspect of this question, but it does not appear to be a "popular" place for history questions. On the other hand, History Beta has both "good" computer-related questions (example here) and "bad" computer related questions (example here). My own untrained eye is blind to whether my question would be condemned as "bad" or praised as "good" on History Beta. Thus I ask which of any Stack Exchange sites welcomes and best suits my inquiry?
Below inheres a continuation of the full question started previously. Answer it not, as I merely seek to find where to post it, not a solution to it: the answer I seek surely is off-topic and would taint Meta Stack Exchange.
The github.com website appears to have been created in October of 2007 according to multiple sources such as Medium, Wikipedia, and Startlin. Yea, Github itself claims
October 2007: First commit. Yet exists commits purportedly dated to 1987! What gives?