GitLab Inc. is the open-core company that provides GitLab, the DevOps platform that combines the ability to develop, secure, and operate software in a single application. The open source software project was created by Ukrainian developer Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Dutch developer Sytse Sijbrandij.
Since its founding, GitLab Inc. has been centered around remote work. GitLab has an estimated 30 million registered users, with 1 million being active license users.
The code was originally written in Ruby, with some parts later rewritten in Go, initially as a source code management solution to collaborate within a team on software development. It later evolved to an integrated solution covering the software development life cycle, and then to the whole DevOps life cycle. The current technology stack includes Go, Ruby on Rails, and Vue.js.
It follows an open-core development model where the core functionality is released under an open-source (MIT) license while the additional functionality such as code owners, multiple issue assignees, dependency scanning and insights are under a proprietary license.
~ Wikipedia 2022
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