Gogs ("Go Git Service") is a web-based source-code management system for Git
repositories. It was initiated in February, 2014[cit1] by Jiahua Chen (also
unknwon[cit2]) and Lunny Xiao (also known as
the goal of building a free, self-hostable clone of GitHub[cit4].
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[cit5][cit6]
and culminated with the creation of a fork called
go-gitea. When Jiahua was
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[cit7]
decided to continue the work on
go-gitea[cit8]. The fork was later renamed