Gitlab for Open-source

Hi there,
I’m from the Team Syncrolaze and we are currently a student community with 10+ members, would like to apply for Gitlab for open-source. We are currently working on quite a few open-source projects, which is been currently under development and hosted in Github. Right now we don’t have any OSI APPROVED LICENSE for our projects and the application form requires the same. is there any other way for applying?

Any help with the above problem would be appreciated.

Ps: We couldn’t apply for OSI LICENSE either since our projects are still under development and the license cost seems to be a bit high, most of us are students tho :frowning:

Hi @yeganathan18 and welcome to the GitLab Community forum! :wave:

The GitLab for Open Source program is a way for GitLab to give back to open source by providing open source project maintainers and communities with paid features and extra CI/CD minutes free of charge. To verify that the free features and CI minutes will be put towards development of open source projects, we check to ensure that an open source license has been applied to the projects as part of the member approval process.

Without any LICENSE applied, the default copyright laws apply, meaning that you retain all rights to your source code and no one may reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from your work.

The good news is that applying an OSI-approved license is free and easy. All it takes is adding a text file named LICENSE to your repository containing the contents of one of the licenses here: Licenses & Standards | Open Source Initiative There is no cost associated with OSI approved licenses.

For help choosing an open source license that works for your team, there’s a helpful resource at: and The Legal Side of Open Source | Open Source Guides

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Great, I have applied for my open-source organization. I appreciate the help, thanks @gitlab-greg :slight_smile:

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