In the aftermath of Microsoft purchasing GitHub there have been several changes for the better with the popular code repository. The first major update was creation of a free tier with unlimited private repositories, with the limit of 3 users per private repo. Today, that limitation has been removed, officially making all major GitHub features available for free to all users. At the same time, GitHub also announced price changes for existing customers.
Details from the GitHub blog:
We’re happy to announce we’re making private repositories with unlimited collaborators available to all GitHub accounts. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
Until now, if your organization wanted to use GitHub for private development, you had to subscribe to one of our paid plans. But every developer on earth should have access to GitHub. Price shouldn’t be a barrier.
This means teams can now manage their work together in one place: CI/CD, project management, code review, packages, and more. We want everyone to be able to ship great software on the platform developers love.
Teams who need advanced features (like code owners), enterprise features (like SAML), or personalized support can upgrade to one of our paid plans.
We’re also reducing the price of our paid Team plan from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month, effective immediately. Existing customers will have their bills automatically reduced going forward.
The pricing now breaks down as follows:
You can learn more about the changes in the video below.