Gitpod for Open Source

Spend less time reviewing pull-requests, on-boarding contributors and more time on building great things. Upgrade your account to our complimentary Open Source plan.

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“Gitpod totally changed the development velocity for RedwoodJS—it removed any issues related to configurations of dev environments and made it incredibly easy to contribute. Reviewing pull requests is delightful because they are prebuilt and ready for review!”

Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder of GitHub

Be always ready-to-code

Spin up fresh cloud development environments for each task, in the cloud, in seconds.

Onboard contributors in seconds

Often the problem with building a community of contributors is the project setup friction. With Gitpod, people can contribute to your project with a single click. Tedious environment setups, contributing guides and maintenance activities no longer exist. You'll receive more contributions and contributions are easier to review!

Multi track development with ease

You can have multiple workspaces running at the same time. Start your day by opening each new pull-request in seperate side by side workspaces. Thanks to pre-builds contributions are already compiled and ready to go.

Accept contributions safely

With Gitpod, no packages or dependencies are downloaded to your devices which contains security incidents and inhibits malicious actors pivoting towards completely compromising your workstation.

Code anywhere, on any device

No need for over powered laptops, a chrome book and even an iPad will work just fine. Everyone can contribute even if they don't have access to powerful (expensive) computers.

Gitpod Workspace on an iPad.

Program benefits


Gitpod for free

Maintainers get 2500 credits each month for use on public repos. This is equivalent to 250 hours of Standard workspace usage.

Special treats

Special treats

If your open-source software appears in our bill of materials then Gitpod would like to unconditionally shout you some beers or more as our way of saying thank-you.

Personal onboarding

Personal onboarding

We are here to help you with getting started and can provide ongoing support for maintaining the .gitpod.yml if you want.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for Gitpod’s Opensource program, need to meet one of these criteria: (If it is approved, we will send you an email)

  • You are a maintainer, core contributor to a well-established free software or open-source project.
  • You regularly contribute to free software or open source communities in other ways (e.g. producing regular content like blog posts, videos, live streams, translations, or organizing meet-ups, conferences, hackathons, etc).
  • You are an author, core contributor of extensions for editors such as VSCode, VIM, Emacs, et al. or of developer tools such as build systems, programming languages, compilers, and editor tooling such as Language Server Protocol (LSP) implementations.
  • A significant part of your income (employment or via community support) is from maintaining or producing open source work.
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I'm not eligible but still want to use Gitpod

We have a very generous free plan which includes 500 credits, or up to 50h a month of Standard workspace usage, including private repos.

Open source is in our DNA

Gitpod is open-source and so are all the tools we develop and contribute to.

Open VSX Registry

Open VSX Registry

A marketplace for open-source VS Code extensions that can be used for any compatible editor.

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Leeway is a heavily caching build system for Go, Yarn and Docker projects.

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An extensible framework to develop full-fledged multi-language Cloud & Desktop IDEs.

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OpenVS Code

A version of VS Code that runs a server on a remote machine and allows access through a modern web browser.

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An Docker/OCI image builder to build independent layers where a change to one layer does not invalidate the ones sitting "above" it.

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Werft is a Kubernetes-native CI system. It knows no pipelines, just jobs and each job is a Kubernetes pod. What you do in that pod is up to you.

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Towards a maintainer economy

Gitpod supports the high achievers that our digital society is built upon.

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Spend less time reviewing pull-requests, onboarding contributors and more time on building great things.

Upgrade your account to our complimentary Open Source plan.

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