back to article GitLab gets it, grabs $100m to become $1bn firm

Code repository and DevOps outfit, GitLab, has tipped into the $1bn club thanks to a $100m injection of funding from ICONIQ Capital. GitLab had previously pocketed $20m from GV in October 2017 as it strove to move on from just stashing source code for devs that either didn’t want to use GitHub or just couldn’t spell it. The …

Google should buy them....

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Or Amazon. One of the major cloud providers likely will, in order to provide a seamless path from development to deployment and so increase sales to their cloud.

They don't need to make GetLab exclusive to their cloud in order to do that. They just need to be able to direct development to ensure that it supports all features of their cloud and that any operating assumptions built into GitLab mirror the ones in their cloud architecture.

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private gitlab servers

having private gitlab servers, ones that do everything either github or gitlab would do, would be a good thing. Not everything belongs "in the cloud".

If GitLab requires that they be licensed for their revenue model, I'm not opposed to that at all. Assuming GitLab uses private repos for their revenue model, they could just add "licensed servers" as part of that, too, along with the usual support (and maybe private offsite mirroring?) that local repo owners are likely to want.

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Re: private gitlab servers

Gitlab does provide a free on-premise deployment as well as a licensed ("Enterprise Edition") version of their software which offers additional features and support.

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Re: private gitlab servers

Not to mention that if you want your own private server, you can look beyond GitLab. There are a bunch of "GitLab-like" clones out there.

I personally deployed Gitea ( https://gitea.io/ ) because I wanted to upgrade from just a git repo to something with a web interface, and allow some basic project management. However there are other open source projects with a similar tack, so you can use whatever you fancy.

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