GitHub has always been free to use with basically no limits on public repositories, but until now developers could only use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free and had to switch to a paid plan to work with a larger team.
The limit on the number of collaborators has just been removed in GitHub Free, and the company also lowered the price of their monthly plans with the following key changes:
- GitHub Free plan for teams with unlimited collaborators in private repositories, 2,000 GitHub Actions minutes/month, and GitHub Community Support.
- Unlimited collaborators in private repositories as part of GitHub Free plans.
- Monthly pricing for the Pro plan has been reduced from $7/month to $4/month (Now only available as part of Student Developer Pack, see FAQ)
- Monthly pricing for the paid Team plan has been reduced from $9/user to $4/user.
- Actions minutes and Packages storage will continue to be free for all public repositories.
The paid plans add support for more features such as “code owners”, extra storage, as well as enterprise features like SAML, and/or personalized support.
Nat Friedman, GitHub CEO, explains this was made possible “thanks to our Enterprise customers whose rapidly growing use of GitHub makes this change possible for all the startups and small teams around the world”.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.