back to article GitLab snags VC cash, promises to 'Git-ify' the world

GitLab has pledged to Git-ify the world – or at least make the term an acknowledged verb – after pulling in $20m to fund its plans for building an end-to-end dev collaboration suite. The latest chunk'o’change brings its total funding to $25.6m, and founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij said the cash would be used to “accelerate …

  1. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge
    Coat

    Does this mean?

    We'll need a new collective noun for a bunch of Gits?

    (see icon)

    1. Alister
      Boffin

      Re: Does this mean?

      We'll need a new collective noun for a bunch of Gits?

      So, not "a lab of gits" then?

      1. Gerard Krupa

        Re: Does this mean?

        Perhaps a Linus of Gits in honour of its angry creator

      2. kmac499

        Re: Does this mean?

        I'll go with a "Grump" of gits; cos that's what you feel like if you loose your suppository.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Does this mean?

          bad revision to push.

        2. frank ly

          @kmac499 Re: Does this mean?

          I agree with you but didn't you mean 'repository'?

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: @kmac499 Does this mean?

            > didn't you mean 'repository'?

            wordplay

            /ˈwəːdpleɪ/

            noun

            noun: word-play

            the witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words, especially in puns.

            1. frank ly

              @AC Re: @kmac499 Does this mean?

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_man_%28stock_character%29

              Note: By my reply, I 'revealed' that I use suppositories thus exposing myself to ridicule and extending the joke.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I like GitLab

    I started using it at the beginning of this year and I'm much more comfortable in it than I was with GitHub (plus I like to support non Silicon Valley start-ups).

    I like that it does not get in the way of your workflow. You can pick and choose what bits you use.

    What I liked the most though, was that they offer unlimited private repositories even to non-paying customers. I pay now, but didn't for the first six months and nobody ever tried to sell me anything. That's how they won me over, as I was going to fork out for a GitHub subscription at first.

    Lastly, their whole thing being open source is very much in line with my and my company's practice (we're 100% FOSS), and with much of their business being also open (e.g., you can read their internal market / hiring / strategy / etc. documents) I picked a few good ideas from there too.

    No, I don't get paid by them. Just a happy punter.

  3. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    No, no, no. It just isn't a proper startup if they are all sensible and focused on their ideas instead of burning tons of cash on silly things. I mean come on, CEO Sid Sijbrandij didn't even say "disruptive" once!

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