GitHub Launches Unlimited Free Private Repos, New Enterprise Offering

GitHub unveils two major updates to make its online open-source code service more accessible to developers.

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GitHub on Jan. 7 announced two major updates to make its online open-source code service more accessible to developers: unlimited free private repositories and a simplified, unified enterprise offering.

Here are some details on the free and enterprise offerings:

  • GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Many developers want to use private repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try something out in private before releasing it publicly. Starting Jan. 7, those scenarios, and many more, are possible on GitHub at no cost. Public repositories are still free (of course, no changes there) and include unlimited collaborators.
  • 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. 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. Open-source contributors will still have everything they need to collaborate on public repositories, including the free version of GitHub Team, the company said.

For more information, go here.

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