A few of the GitHub projects I contribute to use Travis CI for build testing. However, I've noticed that some projects use travis-ci.org for build testing, while others use travis-ci.com. Both sites seem to function identically, even down to using the same UI.

What's the difference between travis-ci.org and travis-ci.com? Why do some projects use one over the other?

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Travis CI originally created two separated platforms to differentiate between private repos / paid (travis-ci.com) and public repos / free (travis-ci.org).

However, as of May 2018, new users and projects (both private and public) should only use travis-ci.com (see this blog post). Note that travis-ci.org will be closed down completely on December 31st, 2020 (see this newsletter).

Although still in beta—which is a bit weird since travis-ci.org will be shut down soon—Travis CI provides a well-documented migration guide.

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    Some (?) repos appear to still be on the .org e.g. travis-ci.org/citation-style-language/styles. So this migration is ongoing/slow.
    – hayd
    Commented Sep 26, 2018 at 0:00
  • @hayd yep, that's true. Updated the answer with a link to the migration guide.
    – beatngu13
    Commented Feb 9, 2019 at 10:03
  • According to the migration guide, migration from travis-ci.org to travis-ci.com is still in closed beta. Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 13:37
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    I (Sept. 2019) just learned of this. I have many repos on .org. I had to trigger migration manually (as in the linked migration doc) so I gather that migration will not be automatic.
    – josephwb
    Commented Oct 19, 2019 at 17:44
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    @josephwb thx, I've updated the answer accordingly.
    – beatngu13
    Commented Oct 20, 2019 at 9:37

As of May 2018, travis-ci.org is scheduled to shut down and should no longer be used. Please refer to beatngu13's answer for updated information.

Aside from pricing model, the two sites are identical.

  • travis-ci.org is a free service for public open source projects.
  • travis-ci.com is a paid service for private commercial projects.

From the FAQ page for Travis Pro

Why can’t I find information on pricing on travis-ci.org?

Travis CI is, and always will be, free for open source projects.

For a list of plans and prices for private repositories, look at travis-ci.com/plans.

  • Not true anymore, travis-ci.com has also "free service for public open source projects" since I think 2018. This is also stated under travis-ci.com/plans.
    – dr0i
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 15:54
  • @dr0i I noted at the start of my answer that the information was out of date. I've now crossed out the rest of the post to make this clearer.
    – Stevoisiak
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 16:28
  • @Steveoisiak just learned that there is the 1000 free minutes restriction. Added an answer myself.
    – dr0i
    Commented Jan 7, 2021 at 9:15

There is one profound difference which is a bit hard to find:

Unfortunately the free OSS public repos at travis-ci.com are restricted to 1000 free build minutes after which one will have to beg for extra build minutes for the 'trial plan'. Travis CI announced this new pricing model at 2020-11-02. Effectively this ends generous open source offering.

Read Jeff Geerlin's comprehensive experience of migration to travis-ci.com.

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