This topic is not meant for political debate - only to address the question of version control support.
Currently, Atom seems to restrict itself to a direct connection to Github. Chinese company OSCHINA has recently brought up a Github solution called Gitee that serves an equivalent purpose. It seems to me that for Atom’s standard build to be able to support Github, there needs to be an allowance either for selection of the version control platform, or for proxy support for Git/Github. The first should be pretty easy, just allow changing of the server site URL(s). The second could also be pretty easy if developers were to reuse the APM proxy code already in Atom. Is there any plan for either of these? If so, when is the work expected to be complete?