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GitLab is open sourcing 18 features for the DevOps lifecycle

Maika Möbus
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The DevOps tool GitLab offers paid and free versions, and now 18 additional features will be moved to the open source editions Core/Free. The developer community can contribute to the according issues and speed up the process—so now is the time to take a look and see which of the features you find most important.

Sid Sijbrandij, co-founder and CEO of GitLab Inc., has announced that 18 Gitlab features will move to the open source editions Core/Free. Pull requests have been created for moving each of the features, and the developer community is encouraged to take part in the process.

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So, let’s see what new features await open source users.

Plan, Create, Release & more

GitLab offers several editions with increasing prices that go from open source to $99/month: GitLab Core, Starter, Premium and Ultimate—self-managed on-prem or in the cloud—and GitLab Free, Bronze, Silver and Gold, which are hosted via SaaS on

GitLab’s open source editions Free and Core can receive features that were developed for paid versions as the company has committed to “only move features from higher-paid tiers to lower ones, never the other way.”

Features that belong to different parts of the DevOps lifecycle, seen in the image below, are now moving to open source: Plan, Create, Verify, Package, Release, Configure, and Defend.


Source: GitLab

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Features for Plan:

Features for Create:

Features for Verify:

Features for Package:

Features for Release:

Features for Configure:

Features for Defend:

See the GitLab blog post for more details.

Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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