GitLab has reversed a pending decision to delete dormant projects from free accounts after significant and predictable backlash.
The Register broke a story Friday that GitLab was preparing to delete dormant projects from free accounts in an effort to save hosting space and reduce costs. Needless to say, the news received major pushback from the developer community.
It seems the company has heard the message loud and clear and no longer plans to remove projects.
Some Twitter users questioned how the company arrived at its initial decision without recognizing how unpopular it would be. It’s a valid point and raises questions about how well the company understands the community upon which it’s based.