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A screenshot of a Gitea repository
A screenshot of a Gitea repository
Initial release23 December 2016; 2 years ago (2016-12-23)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inGo
Available inEnglish
TypeCollaborative version control (forge)
LicenseMIT License Edit this at Wikidata

Gitea is an open-source forge software package for hosting software development version control using Git as well as other collaborative features like bug tracking, wikis and code review. It supports self-hosting but also provides a free public first-party instance. It is a fork of Gogs[2] and is written in Go.[3] Gitea can be hosted on all platforms supported by Go[4] including Linux, macOS, and Windows.[5][6] The project is funded on Open Collective.[7]


Gitea was created by a group of users and contributors of the self-hosted Git service Gogs. Though Gogs was an open source project, its repository was under the sole control of a single maintainer, limiting the amount of input and speed with which the community could influence the development. Frustrated by this, the Gitea developers began Gitea as a fork of Gogs in November of 2016 and established a community-driven model for its development.[8] It had its official 1.0 release the following month, December of 2016.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "The Gitea 1.0 release blog post". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
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