Now, Free GitHub users get unlimited private projects with up to three collaborators.
Previously, we'd seen GitHub always offered free accounts, but the caveat was that your code had to be public. For private repositories, you had to pay.
Today, GitHub announced it was giving users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories.
GitHub Free gives you unlimited private repositories with up to three collaborators per repository at no cost - and continued access to unlimited public repositories with unlimited collaborators.
GitHub Developer is now called GitHub Pro. It includes everything in GitHub Free, unlimited collaborators for private repositories, and advanced code review tools for private and public repositories.
GitHub Enterprise is the new unified product for Enterprise Cloud (formerly GitHub Business Cloud) and Enterprise Server (formerly GitHub Enterprise). Organizations that want the flexibility to use GitHub in a cloud or self-hosted configuration can now access both at one per-seat price.
GitHub mentioned, "Whether you’re a student about to write your first line of code, an enterprise leader with teams around the world, or an open source maintainer, we want GitHub to be the best place for you to code, collaborate, and connect with the global community of developers. Today’s changes are a big investment in the future of GitHub."
The company says it’s doing so in order to “help developers better identify the tools they need.”
GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij says, “GitHub today announced the launch of free private repositories with up to three collaborators. GitLab has offered unlimited collaborators on private repositories since the beginning. We believe Microsoft is focusing more on generating revenue with Azure and less on charging for DevOps software. At GitLab, we believe in a multi-cloud future where organizations use multiple public cloud platforms.”