Gogs ("Go Git Service") is a web-based source-code management system for Git repositories. It was initiated in February, 2014 by Jiahua Chen (also known as unknwon) and Lunny Xiao (also known as lunny) with the goal of building a free, self-hostable clone of GitHub. It is written in Go and is released under the MIT license.
The development of Gogs slowed down in 2015 and Jiahua, the sole person with write access to the Gogs repository, stopped merging pull requests. This prolonged inactivity sparked doubts about the future of the project and culminated with the creation of a fork called go-gitea. When Jiahua was back, however, go-gitea was merged to Gogs and the development of the fork stopped. One year later, in 2016, the situation repeated. For this reason some of the Gogs contributors who grew frustrated with the management of the project decided to continue the work on go-gitea. The fork was later renamed Gitea.