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Type of site
Git-repository hosting service|
Collaborative revision control
|Headquarters||San Francisco, United States|
|Alexa rank||2,438 (Apr 2018[update])|
|Written in||Ruby, Go and Vue.js|
11.0.0 / June 22, 2018
The software was written by Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valery Sizov. As of December 2016[update], the company has 150 team members and more than 1,400 open-source contributors. It is used by organisations such as IBM, Sony, Jülich Research Center, NASA, Alibaba, Invincea, O’Reilly Media, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ), CERN, European XFEL, GNOME Foundation and SpaceX.
- Originally, the product was named GitLab and was fully free and open-source software distributed under the MIT License.
- In July 2013, the product was split:
- GitLab CE: Community Edition
- GitLab EE: Enterprise Edition
At that time, the license of GitLab CE and GitLab EE remained free and open-source software distributed under the MIT License.
- In February 2014, GitLab announced adoption of an open-core business model. GitLab EE is set under a proprietary license, and contains features not present in the CE version.
- In March 2015, GitLab acquired Gitorious, a competing Git hosting service. Eventually, the users were encouraged to move to GitLab.
- In July 2015, the company raised an additional $1.5 million in seed funding. Customers as of 2015 included Alibaba Group, IBM, and SpaceX.
- In September 2015, GitLab raised $4 million in Series A funding from Khosla Ventures.
- In July 2016, the GitLab CEO confirmed the open-core business model of the company.
- In September 2016, GitLab raised $20 million in Series B funding from August Capital and others.
- In January 2017, a database administrator accidentally deleted the production database, in the aftermath of a cyber attack. Six hours worth of issue and merge request data was lost.
- On March 15, 2017, GitLab announced the acquisition of Gitter. Included in the announcement was the stated intent that Gitter would continue as a standalone project. Additionally, GitLab announced that the code would become open source under an MIT License no later than June 2017.
- In October, 2017, GitLab raised $20 million in Series C funding from GV and others.
- In May 2018, GNOME moved to GitLab with over 400 Projects and 900 Contributors.
- On 4 June 2018, GitHub was acquired by Microsoft. The same day many projects imported to GitLab.
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