Microsoft’s new-year gift to developers. Unlimited free private repositories for all.

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Github CEO Nat Friedman announced that developers can now host as many private coding projects they want for free with up to three contributors.
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Developers were worried when Microsoft acquired GitHub. Some of them even switched to it’s competitors like GitLab or Bitbucket. But since then a lot of things have changed. The Company has shipped over 125 improvements to GitHub, including many of the top-requested features and today’s announcement solidifies our belief that GitHub is in safe hands.

In a blog post, Github CEO Nat Friedman announced that developers can now host as many private coding projects they want for free with up to three contributors. This is huge.

As you can see in the above image, the free plan will have all the pro features except “Unlimited collaborators” and “Advanced code review tools”. If you feel the Pro plan has no significance anymore, then think again because some pretty cool stuff will be coming to Pro users later this year

Summary:

  • Starting today, Github free tire will include unlimited private repositories. Developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Public repositories are still free and include unlimited collaborators.
  • Github Enterprise combines GitHub Business Cloud and GitHub Enterprise plans to create a single unified product for Enterprise Cloud. Organizations that want the flexibility to use GitHub in a cloud or self-hosted configuration can now access both at one per-seat price. And with GitHub Connect, these products can be securely linked, providing a hybrid option so developers can work seamlessly across both environments.
  • GitHub Pro (formerly GitHub Developer) and GitHub Team are also available for developers and teams who need professional coding and collaboration features. And of course, open source contributors will still have everything they need to collaborate on public repositories, including our free version of GitHub Team.

Source: GitHub Blog

Chiranjeeb

Chiranjeeb

Microsoft Enthusiast, Internet Activist, Developer, Designer. My Personal website: www.ichiranjeeb.com

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