Today, GitHub announced a few big changes to its offerings in an effort to make GitHub even more accessible to developers everywhere: all of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
Previously, organizations that wanted to use GitHub for private development would have to subscribe to one of the paid plans. But here’s a quick overview of the updates:
- GitHub Free will now be available for teams and includes free private repositories, with unlimited collaborators
- Also announced today is that individual developers on GitHub Free will now also have access to unlimited collaborators for private repositories
- For those that require more advanced features or personalized support, they can upgrade to one of GitHub’s paid plans. With this, we’re reducing the price of the paid Team plan: it will go from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month.
What does this mean for users?
- Free repositories – A repository functions like a folder for projects that contains project’s files and stores each file’s revision history. Users can also discuss and manage their project’s work within the repository. With GitHub Free, individuals and teams are able to create multiple repositories, bringing productivity to the next level.
- Unlimited collaborators – With the cap on the number of collaborators removed, the opportunities for collaboration is limitless.
GitHub is now Free for Teams
Date: 15 April, 2020
By: Nat Friedman
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.
Until now, if your organization wanted to use GitHub for private development, you had to subscribe to one of our paid plans. But every developer on earth should have access to GitHub. Price shouldn’t be a barrier.
This means teams can now manage their work together in one place: CI/CD, project management, code review, packages, and more. We want everyone to be able to ship great software on the platform developers love.
Teams who need advanced features (like code owners), enterprise features (like SAML), or personalized support can upgrade to one of our paid plans.
We’re also reducing the price of our paid Team plan from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month, effective immediately. Existing customers will have their bills automatically reduced going forward.
Learn more in the FAQ, or compare plans on our pricing page.