If you are a user of GitHub, but do not pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but notice was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Starting tomorrow, that limitation is gone. Users b & # 39; & # 39 anything; GitHub now get unlimited private projects b & # 39; no more than three collaborators.
The amount of & # 39; collaborators is really the only limitation here and m & # 39; there is no change to how the service manages public repositories, still can & # 39; have unlimited collaborators.
It feels like a sign & # 39; & # 39 in goodwill, Microsoft name, which closed its acquisition of & # 39; GitHub f & # 39; last October, with the former CEO & # 39; Xamarin Nat Friedman takes office & # 39; CEO of GitHub. Some developers were quite nervous about the acquisition (although it feels that currently the majority agreed with it). It also supposed to assume that the GitHub model for monetization service is a little different from that of Microsoft. M Microsoft & # 39; should not try to get money from small teams – not where it comes from the bulk of its revenue. Instead, the company is more interested in encouraging large enterprises to use the service.
Talking about teams, today announced that GitHub is changing the name of the suite for GitHub Developer & # 39; GitHub Pro. & # 39; The company says that doing so in order to "help developers to better identify the tools they need."
But what is perhaps even more important is that GitHub GitHub Business and Enterprise Cloud (now called Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise) become one and are now sold under the label "GitHub Enterprise" and features per user pricing.
Note: This story was scheduled for tomorrow, but because of broken embargo, decided to publish today. The feature will live live tomorrow.