Open Source GitLab Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to GitLab is Gogs, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GitLab and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to GitLab are Gitea (Free, Open Source), Jenkins (Free, Open Source), Launchpad (Free, Open Source) and Phabricator (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Go (Programming Language)
      • Cloudron
      The easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and ARM. Also has been forked as...
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      Gogs vs GitLab opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Gogs is a great alternative to GitLab.
      Works great in low specs machines like an old pentium 4
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      au96543 More compact than GitLab, easy to deploy
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      As a self-hosted solution is the more complete and reliable
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      1
      It's easy to setup , and very light weight in comparison to gitlab.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      It is open source and self-hosted
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0
      Very easy to install most of the features of GitHub. Best of all small footprint. Can running a server with half a gig of RAM
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0
    1. Gitea is a community managed fork of Gogs, lightweight code hosting solution written in Go and published under the MIT license.
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      Gitea vs GitLab opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Gitea is a great alternative to GitLab.
      Programmed in Go , so need min. requirements
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      7
      Fast, nice and easy to configure
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      3
      Really lightweight, 100MB(Gitea) download vs 1.5GB(GitLab) makes things clear as day. It's also written in Go while GitLab is mostly on Ruby, I think no need to explain performance differences. Of course it comes with a price: Gitea is not as feature rich as GitLab, but sometimes you do not need them anyway. Good alternative when you just need to manage your code in sane way.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
      just look at the resources it less uses!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      1
      6543 It needs way less recources
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Jenkins is a fork of Hudson and is a continuous build system for software projects. The leading open source automation server, Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.
      Jenkins vs GitLab opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Jenkins is a build server, Gitlab is version control. Two different things.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    3. Launchpad is a collaboration and Bazaar code hosting platform for (primarily open-source) software projects.
      Some users think Launchpad is a great alternative to GitLab, some don't.
    4. Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.

      Discontinued

      Effective June 1, 2021: Phabricator is no longer actively maintained.

      https://admin.phacility.com/phame/post/view/11/phacility_is_winding_down_operations/

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      Most users think Phabricator is a great alternative to GitLab.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Scala
      GitBucket is the easily installable open-source GitHub clone written with Scala. It provides GitHub like UI and features such as Git repository hosting via HTTP and SSH, repository viewer, issues, wiki and pull request.
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      Most users think GitBucket is a great alternative to GitLab.
    5. Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission is to help developers write great software while staying out of the way.
      Trac vs GitLab opinions
      Some users think Trac is a great alternative to GitLab, some don't.
      Not a source controle system.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    6. BountySource is a funding platform for open-source bugs and features. Anyone can can post a monetary bounty on an open source project's issues (currently only projects hosted on Github are supported), encouraging other developers to come and work on a solution.
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    7. Codeberg is a free Git source code hosting service, with the objective to give the Open-Source code that is running our world a safe and friendly home, and to ensure that free code remains free and secure forever.
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    8. NotABug.org is a free Git source code hosting service, much like GitHub & GitLab.
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