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Web address
Type of site
collaborative revision control
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched January 2008
Alexa rank
positive decrease 34,128 (April 2014)[1]
Current status online
Developer(s) Powow AS
Stable release 3.2[2] / December 4, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-12-04)
Written in Ruby
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English
Type Project management software
License GNU Affero General Public License 3

Gitorious is a web-based hosting service for collaborative free and open-source software development projects that use the Git revision control system.[3] The name also refers to the free and open-source server software that the Web site is developed and hosted on.[4] According to the Git User's Survey in 2011, Gitorious is the second most popular hosting service for Git, with 11.7% of respondents indicating they use it, behind 87.5% using GitHub.[5] In August 2013, Gitorious AS was acquired by Norwegian and Polish Powow AS.[6] On 3 March 2015, Gitorious was acquired by GitLab B.V.; the service will be discontinued on 1 June 2015. Gitorious staff will not join its new owners.[7]


In addition to source code hosting, Gitorious provides projects with wikis, a web interface for merge requests and code reviews, and activity timelines for projects and developers.[8]

Gitorious AS also releases the Gitorious software under the AGPLv3 [9] as free software.

Limitations and constraints[edit]

According to the terms of service,[10] if bandwidth usage for an account, project or repository exceeds 500 MB/month, or significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage of other users or customers, reserves the right to immediately disable or throttle the account, project or repository until the account owner can reduce the bandwidth consumption.

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