Your organization can accept donations to sustain its work, but it can't seek to make a profit by selling services, by charging for enhancements or add-ons, or by other means.
Both your GitLab.com group or self-managed instance and your source code must be publicly visible and publicly available.
Read our full list of program requirements and exceptions to determine whether your project qualifies.
Open source program application
Before applying or renewing
- Create a GitLab account. You can begin either a Free-tier account or Ultimate trial. If you're considering a migration, note that you won’t need to have finished the migration before applying to the GitLab for Open Source Program.
- Take screenshots. During the application process, you'll need to provide three screenshots of your project. We suggest taking them in advance, since you’ll need to submit them on the second page of the application form.
What to expect
- Wait time. Gitlab uses SheerID, a trusted partner, to verify that you meet the GitLab for Open Source requirements. In most cases, you can expect a decision about your application within 15 business days. You may be asked to provide additional information.
- After you're verified. If you qualify for the GitLab for Open Source Program, you'll receive a verification email with specific instructions for obtaining your license. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Help and support
If you experience any issues obtaining your license in the Customer Portal please open a support ticket on the GitLab Support Portal and Select “Licensing and Renewal Problems.”