It has been a crazy 24 hours for GitLab. More than 2,000 people tweeted about #movingtogitlab. We imported over 100,000 repositories, and we've seen a 7x increase in orders. We went live on Bloomberg TV. And on top of that, Apple announced an Xcode integration with GitLab.
Apple just announced Xcode 10 is now integrated with GitLab making it seamless and easy for iOS developers to develop new and exciting applications with just a single application for the entire lifecycle.pic.twitter.com/eQbtiY4IYm— GitLab (@GitLab Chatops) June 4, 2018
We went live on YouTube on Sunday evening to answer your questions about #movingtogitlab and got a question from Mohammad Al-Ahdal who asked: "What about Education Discounts or Student Dev Packs?"
Today, we're excited to announce that GitLab Ultimate and Gold are now free for educational institutions and open source projects.
- Educational institutions: any institution whose purposes directly relate to learning, teaching, and/or training. Educational purposes do not include commercial, professional, or any other for-profit purposes. To apply, fill out this form. Once your application has been approved, we will send your license code.
- Open source projects: any project that uses an OSI-approved open source license and which does not seek to make profit from the resulting project software. To apply, add a merge request to add your project to a list of open source projects using GitLab Ultimate and Gold.
What are GitLab Ultimate and GitLab Gold?
GitLab Ultimate and Gold are our most comprehensive offerings. GitLab Ultimate is self-hosted, whereas GitLab Gold is our SaaS offering hosted on GitLab.com. It includes all of the features in Core, Starter, and Premium, plus a more robust set of portfolio management and security features. For open source and educational projects, this means unlimited access to current and new features, including Epics, Roadmap, Static Application Security Testing, Container Scanning, and so much more!
Does it come with support?
Free GitLab Ultimate and Gold accounts do not include support. However, you can buy support for 95 percent off, at $4.95 per user per month. To purchase support, contact sales.
Why make it free?
We make GitLab free for education because we want students to use our most advanced features. Many universities already run GitLab. If the students use the advanced features of GitLab Ultimate and Gold they will take their experiences with these advanced features to their workplaces.
We would love to have more open source projects use GitLab. Public projects on GitLab.com already have all the features of GitLab Ultimate. And projects like GNOME and Debian already run their own server with the open source version of GitLab. With today's announcement, open source projects that are comfortable running on proprietary software can use all the features GitLab has to offer, while allowing us to have a sustainable business model by charging non-open source organizations.
Can students apply for a discount?
To reduce the administrative burden for GitLab, only educational institutions can apply on behalf of their students. If you're a student and your educational institution does not apply, you can use public projects on GitLab.com with all functionality, use private projects with the free functionality, or pay yourself.