Free Crash Management for Open Source Projects

Backtrace is happy to announce that we are now offering free usage of our crash management platform for Open Source projects. Now, developers with an open source license can benefit from our turn-key crash solution to capture, analyze, and resolve crashes. If you’re an open source project using Breakpad/Crashpad, building on Electron or Unreal Engine, or struggling with Windows minidump files, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to use a free platform to improve software quality, team effectiveness, and end user experience.


We use a number of open source projects in our software, and we wanted to give back to the community. This offering gives us an opportunity to do so. Example open source projects Backtrace uses include Concurrency Kit, libcurl, http-parser, libcircmetrics, GHC, and React, and more.

What’s the Catch?

There’s no catch. We’re excited to offer our product to the Open Source community. This offering is only good for projects without a commercial arm, however. If your project does have a commercial arm, then you’ll still get to try us out for 30-days before deciding whether to move forward.

The Offering

Projects that qualify will benefit from using Backtrace’s crash management platform. You will get access to Backtrace services with:

For projects that exceed those volumes, need access to our core dump analysis, or have strict deployment requirements (ex: on-premise, SSO, custom data retention), then contact and we’ll figure out a way to make it work. We have a few more details on qualification in our Documentation.

Getting Started

It’s simple!

  1. Sign up for your free 30-day trial of Backtrace
  2. Fill out this short form to apply for the Open Source exemption

Our team will review your responses for an exemption within a week. In the meantime, you can enjoy using Backtrace until we complete review.

Read up more on the announcement and apply here.

By | 2018-04-27T14:51:58+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Announcements, Backtrace|