|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (August 2011)|
Type of site
|collaborative revision control|
|34,128 (April 2014[update])|
|Stable release||3.2 / December 4, 2014|
|Type||Project management software|
|License||GNU Affero General Public License 3|
Gitorious was a web-based hosting service for collaborative free and open-source software development projects that use the Git revision control system. The name also refers to the free and open-source server software that the Web site is developed and hosted on. According to the Git User's Survey in 2011, Gitorious was the second most popular hosting service for Git, with 11.7% of respondents indicating they use it, behind 87.5% using GitHub. On 3 March 2015, Gitorious was acquired by GitLab B.V., who announced service through gitorious.org will be discontinued on 1 June 2015 and encouraged Gitorious users to make use of its import tools to migrate projects to Gitlab.
Features and constraints
According to the terms of service, if bandwidth usage for an account, project or repository exceeds 500 MB/month, or significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage of other Gitorious.org users or customers, Gitorious.org reserves the right to immediately disable or throttle the account, project or repository until the account owner can reduce the bandwidth consumption.
In August 2013, Gitorious AS was acquired by Norwegian and Polish Powow AS.
Gitorious has been acquired by GitLab as of 3 March 2015. GitLab announced in its blog and via a message posted on the Gitorious home page that gitorious.org will stay online until the end of May 2015, encouraging Gitorious users to migrate projects to GitLab, which offers both paid and free hosting services and maintains also an open source "community" edition for self-hosting.
At the time of the acquisition, there were four Powow employees behind Gitorious. GitLab CEO Sytse Sijbrandij, responding to comments about the acquisition on Hacker News, wrote that "[Powow] wanted to shut the company down without a bankruptcy". Sijbrandij reaffirmed an indication that GitLab pursued the acquisition in hopes of bolstering the GitLab userbase, also writing, "[We] don't want to move [projects] to a new organization and url without explicit consent. We're working with archive.org to make sure nothing is lost."
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- Gitorious homepage
- Gitorious source code
- Git interfaces, frontends and tools Gitorious on kernel.org
- GitLab - Open-source GitHub clone
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