GitLab Solutions for Open Source Projects

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Why GitLab for open source?

We're open

GitLab's open core is published under an MIT open source license. The rest is source-available. Everyone can contribute to making GitLab better. View our transparent roadmap and propose features your project needs.

You're in control

Download, install, and manage your own GitLab instance. Or let us—or a partner—do it for you. Deploy to the cloud you prefer. With GitLab, you have options.

Community powered

Connect with open source enthusiasts on the GitLab Forum to find support and collaborate. And meet members of the GitLab Open Source Partners program to learn how large-scale open source projects innovate with GitLab.

Adopting GitLab has been a natural next step for us. Being able to allow project contributors to easily participate in how the products they maintain are tested and delivered will certainly be a turning point for our ecosystem.

Aleix Pol


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Unlock your community's full potential. Qualifying open source projects receive free subscriptions to GitLab Ultimate and 50,000 CI/CD minutes.

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