GitHub, the Microsoft-owned service, on Tuesday announced that all of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone, and an unlimited number of collaborators can access private repositories.
“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,” GitHub CEO Nat Friedman wrote in a blog post.
Today we’re announcing free private repositories with unlimited collaborators for teams with GitHub Free, and reducing the price of our paid Team plan to $4 per user/month. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
— GitHub (@github) April 14, 2020
For those unaware, previously developers could only work with up to three collaborators per repository for their private projects on GitHub Free plan. However, companies had to subscribe to one of GitHub’s paid plans if they wanted to work on their private development with unlimited private repositories and collaborators.
The new free tier specifically allows teams to manage their work together in one place: CI/CD, project management, code review, packages, and more. Teams who need advanced features (like code owners), enterprise features (like SAML), or personalized support can upgrade to one of GitHub’s paid plans.
Effective immediately, GitHub has also announced a reduction in its paid Team plan from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month. Going forward, existing customers will have their bills automatically reduced.
Customers who are currently paying annually for Pro and Team plans and signed up before April 14 will receive a refund for a prorated amount through the end of their annual billing term. These refunds will be processed in approximately 30 days. Once the refund is processed, a notification will be sent to their billing email.
Friedman thanked GitHub’s Enterprise customers whose rapidly growing use of GitHub made the change possible for all the start-ups and small teams around the world.
Here is a summary of the plans and pricing changes announced by GitHub:
· GitHub Free for organizations is immediately available and includes private repositories for unlimited users
· All organizations previously using Team for Open Source now have GitHub Free
· GitHub Free for individual developers now includes unlimited collaborators
· Organizations and individuals using GitHub Free will receive GitHub Community Support
· GitHub Pro will now include 2GB of Packages storage and 10GB of data transfer
· GitHub Pro now has a reduced monthly price of $4
· GitHub Team now has a reduced monthly price of $4 per user with no minimum seat requirement
· GitHub Team will include 3,000 Actions minutes per month for private repositories after May 14