GitHub is an amazing service, but up until now you had to pay a fee to have private repositories. That has now changed and GitHub just announced that making private repositories with unlimited collaborators available to all GitHub accounts. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
Not only are GitHub providing private repositories with unlimited collaborators at no cost, they also lower the cost for their pro plans with more than half. It has never been a better time to get into GitHub, so if you are not already there now may be a good time to try it out.
- We introduced a new GitHub Free plan for teams with unlimited collaborators in private repositories, 2,000 GitHub Actions minutes/month, and GitHub Community Support.
- You now have unlimited collaborators in private repositories as part of your GitHub Free plan.
- Monthly pricing for our Pro plan has been reduced from $7/month to $4/month.
- Monthly pricing for our 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.
This is great for smaller companies that want to use GitHub for project work, but don't want to pay for the private repositories function. Smaller teams can now also start using GitHub as it is far more affordable with the new pricing that is almost 50% lower.
Overall I think this is a great update from gitHub and it's probably the one I have been waiting for since I joined back in 2011.