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GitLab exists today in large part thanks to the work of hundreds of thousands of open source contributors around the world. To give back to this community, we want to help teams be more efficient, secure, and productive by allowing them to use as many of the GitLab capabilities.


  1. You must have an existing GitLab project with an OSI-approved open source license
  2. Your project must not seek to make a profit from the resulting project software

Additional information

  1. All public projects on automatically receive Gold functionality, no need to apply to the program.
  2. Free GitLab Ultimate and Gold accounts do not include support. However, you can purchase support for 95% off, at $4.95 per user per month.
  3. The number of seats is the number of different users that will use this license during the next year.
  4. These licenses need to be renewed annually.
  5. If you have any additional questions regarding this program, feel free to reach us at

Application process

  1. Create a account if you do not have one already
  2. Create a fork of this project
  3. Edit the oss_projects.yml file to add an entry for your project
  4. Commit the changes to your fork and submit a new Merge Request against this project
  5. Submit the application form with a link to the Merge Request created in the previous step
  6. Sign the quote that you'll receive shortly
  7. Accept the EULA that will be sent to your email
  8. Receive the license key (for Ultimate) or further instructions (for Gold)

Renewal process

  1. Please reach out to us via approximately one month before your license expires and let us know if there is anything that needs to be modified on your subscription.
  2. We'll be in touch with you shortly!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to apply for every OSS project separately?

    The subscription is going to be for a group, so only one application will be enough. Apply with your most representative project.

  2. Can I use this license for my non-open source projects as well?

    No. The GitLab license can be used only for the open source projects it was approved for.

  3. Is GitLab available in my country?

    GitLab is available to people all over the world in many languages. However, since we are a U.S.-based company, we do not offer our services in U.S. embargoed countries.

  4. Why can't I submit my form?

    If you live in Ukraine, you'll need to verify that you do not live in the Crimean Penninsula, since Crimea is on the U.S. embargo list. If you list your country as "Ukraine" our form won't automatically let you submit. If you do not live in Crimea, please fill out the application form and add your full address in the "billing address" section. Provide your city in the city drop down, and choose a different country (not Ukraine) in the country drop-down. You should now be able to submit the form.

  1. Who gets counted in the subscription?

    Please see our licensing and subscription FAQ for the detailed explanation.

  2. Why can't I see an application form on this page?

    Some web browsers and privacy extensions block the application form because they identify it as a pop-up. Please disable the pop-up blocker on this page, refresh the page, and check again.

  3. What are the benefits for projects hosted on

    While all public projects hosted on already have access to Gold features at the project level, this does not include group-level features.

    The Open Source license provides the additional ability to use Gold group-level features (e.g. Epics, Roadmap).