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Initial release1.0.0 / 4 October 2012; 11 years ago (2012-10-04)
Stable release
14.2.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 19 June 2024; 33 days ago (19 June 2024)
Written inRuby on Rails, Angular
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeProject management software
LicenseGNU General Public License v3

OpenProject is project management software for cloud and on-premises based companies with a focus on transparency and data sovereignty.[2][3][4][5][6] OpenProject is open source software, released under the GNU (General Public License) Version 3 (GPLv3). OpenProject is available as a free, community edition and a commercial, enterprise edition.



Users can create and track projects, timelines, tasks, work packages, calendars, meetings, and more through a configurable and flexible system.



Development is mostly done by OpenProject GmbH. The current release schedule and future development roadmap can be observed and discussed on the OpenProject development platform.

OpenProject is developed and has a robust open source community of contributors on GitHub. To learn more about their top contributors and the frequency of code commits, as well as their community standards and code of conduct.

OpenProject Foundation


The OpenProject Foundation was established by OpenProject's developers and users in October 2012.[7] After founding the association in April 2013, it was registered (VR 32487) in the Amtsgericht (local court) of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (district of Berlin) in June of the same year.

The association provides an organizational framework for technical decisions and the propagation, acceleration, and perpetuation of development by the worldwide community and by a full-time development team, funded by the members of the OpenProject Foundation.

The association aims at the following objectives:[8]

  1. Establishing and promoting an active and open community of developers, users, and companies for continuously developing the open-source project collaboration software OpenProject
  2. Defining and developing the project vision, the code of conduct, and principles of the application
  3. Creating development policies and ensuring their compliance
  4. Defining and evolving the development and quality assurance processes
  5. Providing the source code to the public
  6. Providing and operating the OpenProject platform

The association does not pursue economic goals of its own.



OpenProject has been developed since 2010 along with its ancestor project ChiliProject.[9] The initial motivation for this fork was the OPF founding members' performance, security, and accessibility requirements, which could not be easily reached by plugins for either Redmine or ChiliProject.



In August 2011, OpenProject won the first prize in the category "Best Practice" of the open source competition of the Berlin Technology Foundation "Berlin's future is open".[10] [11]

In April 2018, OpenProject won the INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT 2018 of the Initiative Mittelstand in the category Open Source.[12]

In October 2018, OpenProject won the Open Source Business Award (OSBAR, "OpenSource-Oscar") in silver. [13]

See also



  1. ^ "Release 14.2.0". 19 June 2024. Retrieved 22 June 2024.
  2. ^ "SCREENGUIDE 16". Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  3. ^ "Projekte im Griff" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  4. ^ "Projects under control (translation of above ref)". Archived from the original on 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  5. ^ "Vorstellung der Nominierten, Ausstellung und Preisverleihung: UX Design Awards 2017". Berlin.de. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  6. ^ "OpenProject - openitberlin". open-it-berlin.de. Archived from the original on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  7. ^ "OpenProject: Team collaboration redesigned | Opensource.com". opensource.com. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  8. ^ "OpenProject - Statutes". Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2013-08-07.
  9. ^ "ChiliProject - The difference between Chiliproject and OpenProject.org - ChiliProject". chiliproject.org. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Berlins Zukunft ist "offen": Ideen- und Best-Practice-Wettbewerb zu Open Source/Open Standards". berlin.de. Archived from the original on 19 October 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Vorstellung der Nominierten, Ausstellung und Preisverleihung: UX Design Awards 2017". Berlin.de. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  12. ^ https://imittelstand.de/themen/topthema_111879.html; interview: https://www.imittelstand.de/themen/topthema_111918.html
  13. ^ https://award.osb-alliance.de/2018/10/09/vorstellung-der-projekte-teil-1/ Archived 2019-06-07 at the Wayback Machine; Bild: https://award.osb-alliance.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/19008_1034_OpenProject_Silber.jpg Archived 2019-06-07 at the Wayback Machine