GitHub has announced that its core features, including private repositories with unlimited collaborators, are now free for all users.
GitHub provides one of the most popular platforms for software development version control, as well as collaboration and bug tracking features. Git is used by developers around the world, in companies and organizations of all size.
In a post on the company’s blog, CEO Nat Friedman made the announcement, saying that “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.”
The company is also lowering the price of its paid Team plan from $9/month per user to $4. The change goes into effect immediately.
Friedman’s announcement is good news for developers and organizations alike.