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GitLab one-ups GitHub with open source enterprise code hosting

With a new version of its product in the offing and $4 million in Series A funding in its pocket, GitLab — creator of an open source alternative to code-hosting nexus GitHub — is setting out to expand its reach with enterprise customers.

While it seems nearly impossible for a third party to displace GitHub as a public code-sharing resource, on the enterprise side and behind the firewall GitLab may have a fighting chance — provided a generation of developers already comfortable with GitHub don’t simply opt for GitHub as a default.