No. GitLab has not changed its practices on how and what service usage data is collected today. If and when a change to our service usage policy is proposed, GitLab will engage with the community prior to any changes.
Some highlights of the changes are:
It will be effective as of January 21st, 2021.
Readability: First and foremost, we’ve made our Subscription Agreement easier to read. We’ve done this by adding a Definition Section and updating the format of the Agreement. Below are two (2) other elements that have been updated. Please be certain to read the entire Agreement, and if applicable, work with your company's legal group with any questions.
User Rights: We want to ensure that if you are using the Software on behalf of yourself, that your Account may not be assumed by an Enterprise Account. To ensure this does not happen, we strongly recommend setting up your GitLab Account via a personal email address. Please note, if you use your employers email domain when establishing an Account, and your employer subsequently purchases a GitLab Subscription, the information from your Account may be considered part of your employers namespace. For this reason, please be certain to understand your employers policies on using third party tools, AND, best practice is to create a GitLab account under your personal email address if it is your own content.
Force Majeure: The past year has shown how quickly the world and circumstances may change. For this reason, similar to many other enterprises, we have updated our terms to include mutual Force Majeure provisions.
To be clear, the Subscription Agreement that you have in place with GitLab (if agreed to before February 1, 2021) will continue without any impact or change. The updated Subscription Agreement, excluding any terms you have executed with GitLab, will only take effect upon your next renewal.