GitHub scraps pricing

All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone, the repository hosting service announced last week.

“We’re happy to announce we’re making private repositories with unlimited collaborators available to all GitHub accounts,” GitHub CEO Nat Friedman said in a blog post.

Before this, firms that wanted to use GitHub for private development had to subscribe to one of their paid plans.

“But every developer on earth should have access to GitHub,” said Friedman. “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,” added Friedman. “Teams who need advanced features (like code owners), enterprise features (like SAML), or personalised support can upgrade to one of our paid plans.”

Also, GitHub reduced the price of their paid Team plan from $9 per user per month to $4 per user per month. Existing customers will have their bills automatically reduced going forward.

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 Team will include 3,000 Actions minutes per month for private repositories after May 14.