List of Community-Hosted GitLab Instances
GitLab is one replacement for proprietary 'code forge' (software project management) platforms like GitHub. GitLab.com is the flagship instance hosted by the company that develops the software, using its Enterprise Edition (EE). Unlike GH, GitLab also offers a fully free code Community Edition (CE) that can be self-hosted as a ready-to-use code forge, although it lacks some "enterprise" features available in EE. Developers have a choice to either host their code on GitLab.com (both gratis and commercial options available), or they can host their own instance for their own use, or for a community of developers. Because all project data can be exported and imported, they can switch from one option to the other, and back again, as their circumstances require. --Strypey (talk) 08:39, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
List of GitLab instances
- Federated Networks Association: https://git.feneas.org/explore/projects - used for a range of federated social networking projects that support the federation protocols used by Diaspora.
- FOSSCommunity.in: https://git.fosscommunity.in/explore - used for various projects supported by free software hackers in India
- FramaGit: https://framagit.org/public/projects - used for projects people involved in FramaSoft contribute to
- FreeDesktop.org: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/explore/groups - used for projects people involved in the freedesktop.org community contribute to
- Gajim: https://dev.gajim.org/explore/projects - used development of the Gajim XMPP client and related projects
- Git.coop: https://git.coop/explore/projects - for members of the UK based multi-stakeholder cooperative WebArchitects
- GNOME Project: https://gitlab.gnome.org/explore/projects - used for the development of the GNOME desktop environment and its many subsidiary projects
- GNU Project: https://git.gnu.io/explore/projects - used for development of various GNU projects, including the MediaGoblin media-hosting package, and the GNU Social micro-blogging server (and web client).
- Ind.ie: https://source.ind.ie/explore/projects - used internally by Ind.ie developers for their own projects
- Instant Infrastructure for Cooperation: https://gitlab.ii.coop/explore/projects
- Jami (a GNU project, formerly Ring): https://git.jami.net/explore/projects - used for development of the various components of the GNU Ring P2P voice/ video chat app developed by the savoirfairelinux team
- linux-kernel.at: https://git.linux-kernel.at/explore - a mostly private instance used for the development of ivatar, a decentralized replacements for Gravatar
- Mastodon: https://source.joinmastodon.org/explore/projects: for developers of Mastodon micro-blogging sever (and web client), and associated projects.
- NZ Open Source Society: https://git.nzoss.org.nz/explore/projects - available for developers associated with NZOSS to host their dev, or a mirror of their own repo elsewhere
- Open Educational Resources Universitas: https://git.oeru.org/explore - used by some developers and projects associated with the OERU and OER Foundation.
- 0xacab: https://0xacab.org/explore/projects/ - used by some developers and projects associated with RiseUp labs
- Pleroma: https://git.pleroma.social/explore/projects - used for development of the Pleroma micro-blogging server (and web client)
- postActiv: https://git.postactiv.com/explore/projects - used for development of the postActiv micro-blogging server (and web client)
- Trisquel: https://devel.trisquel.info/groups/trisquel - used for development of the Trisquel GNU-linux distribution
- VideoLAN: https://code.videolan.org/explore/projects - used for development of the VLC media player and other VideoLAN projects
Enabling federation across instances
There are two projects working on ways to enable self-hosted code forges like to form a federated network, allowing them to compete with the network effect of large, centralized services like GitHub and BitBucket:
- ForgeFed: https://github.com/forgefed/forgefed/ - extending the ActivityPub standard for code-sharing purposes
- Sr.ht: https://drewdevault.com/2018/07/23/Git-is-already-distributed.html - using email protocols for code-sharing between web forges