CEO Nat Friedman revealed on April 14th that GitHub, a software development site owned by Microsoft, is making its core features free for all.
Until now, if an company wished to use GitHub for private growth, it had to subscribe to one of the paid plans of GitHub.
In the world of programming, GitHub is like the Internet, a huge archive for source code, data, documents, monitoring issues and more. GitHub is well worth trying out if you’re new to app development.
Today we’re announcing free private repositories with unlimited collaborators for teams with GitHub Free, and reducing the price of our paid Team plan to $4 per user/month. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
— GitHub (@github) April 14, 2020
This is a perfect place to discover open-source projects in which to engage, as well as practical suggestions to solve some of the most thorny problems.
For those ignorant developers previously could only work on GitHub Free plan for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository.
Companies therefore had to subscribe to one of GitHub’s paid plans if they wanted to work with unlimited private repositories and collaborators on their private creation.
Users can also access open public and private servers, and collaborate on a project with open collaborators. The free apps also include storing 500 MB of GitHub Packages and promoting the community.
So even if you need those advanced features, even today GitHub is actually lowering the price of its Team package. It’s not a small cut either in reality the team strategy for GitHub is moving from $9 per user per month to just $4 per user per month. The move is effective from today and current customers should start paying less automatically.
GitHub is making a number of other small improvements to its pricing, so be sure to check out the FAQ here on all of that.