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Open Source GitLab Alternatives

The best open source alternative to GitLab is Gogs. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 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, Codeberg, Jenkins and GitBucket.

GitLab alternatives are mainly Source Code Hosting Services but may also be Version Control Systems or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GitLab.
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  1. Gogs icon

    Gogs

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Go (Programming Language)
    • Cloudron
    40 alternatives to Gogs 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightGogs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Git SupportGogs supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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    Almost everyone thinks Gogs is a great alternative to GitLab.
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    Works great in low specs machines like an old pentium 4

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    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

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    More compact than GitLab, easy to deploy

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    As a self-hosted solution is the more complete and reliable

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    It's easy to setup , and very light weight in comparison to gitlab.

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    It is open source and self-hosted

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  2. Gitea icon

    Gitea

    • Mac
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Cloudron
    42 alternatives to Gitea 

    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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    1.  LightweightGitea consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for MarkDownGitea supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Gitea.
    4.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportGitea supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    5.  Git SupportGitea supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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    Almost everyone thinks Gitea is a great alternative to GitLab.
    Guest

    just look at the resources it less uses!

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    Guest

    Programmed in Go , so need min. requirements

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    Guest

    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.

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    It needs way less recources

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    Guest

    Fast, nice and easy to configure

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    Codeberg

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    47 alternatives to Codeberg 

    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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    1.  Git SupportCodeberg supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Kanban BoardCodeberg allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  No TrackingCodeberg will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Privacy focusedCodeberg is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Overview of all issues in your repositories - customizable.
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    Jenkins

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted
    62 alternatives to Jenkins 

    Jenkins is a fork of Hudson and is a continuous build system for software projects.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJenkins can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Jenkins is a build server, Gitlab is version control. Two different things.

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    GitBucket

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Scala
    61 alternatives to GitBucket 

    GitBucket is the easily installable open-source GitHub clone written with Scala.

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    1.  Git SupportGitBucket supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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    GitBucket vs GitLab opinions
    Most users think GitBucket is a great alternative to GitLab.


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    Phabricator

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    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    83 alternatives to Phabricator 

    Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications that help software companies build better software.

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    1.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportPhabricator supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    2.  Kanban BoardPhabricator allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    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.
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    Launchpad

    • Online
    • Python
    91 alternatives to Launchpad 

    Launchpad is a collaboration and Bazaar code hosting platform for (primarily open-source) software projects.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Launchpad simultaneously.
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    Some users think Launchpad is a great alternative to GitLab, some don't.
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    NotABug.org

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    60 alternatives to NotABug.org 

    NotABug.org is a free Git source code hosting service, much like GitHub & GitLab.

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    1.  Git SupportNotABug.org supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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    BountySource

    35 alternatives to BountySource 

    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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    Trac

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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
    159 alternatives to Trac 

    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.

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    Some users think Trac is a great alternative to GitLab, some don't.
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    Not a source controle system.

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