Exciting news. GitHub has and will always be free for public and open source projects, but as of last week there are just two ways to pay for GitHub.com:
- Personal: $7/month (Approx 6EUR)
- Organization: $9/user/month, $25/month for your first five users (Approx. 8EUR and 23EUR)
*all currency conversion correct at May 2016
Till now the ability to create a new repository without asking permission or getting approval, only applied to public or open source projects. All that changes now.
If you’re new to GitHub, you can sign up to start using unlimited private repositories. If you’re already using GitHub.com, read on to learn how these changes will impact you.
If you’re using GitHub for private projects, now there’s just one paid plan—unlimited private repositories for $7/month. No matter what you were paying before, your plan now includes as many repositories as you need to work on projects in private—you can even invite a few collaborators.
By now, most paid accounts will have moved, from Micro to Large, to the new plan. If you’re currently paying for one of those larger plans, look out for a prorated credit on your account.
If you’re currently paying for one of our organization plans, you’ll have the option to upgrade to unlimited private repositories at any time. For many of you, this change will mean immediate freedom from repository limits and a better way to grow and pay for GitHub.
Obviously Github want everyone to get unlimited repos and have a simpler billing structure. They have advised that organisation on old plans will jave at least 12 months notice before any mandated change to their plan takes place.
Unlimited is always better and I’m really excited by this news. I know some people will be sceptical of the term unlimited given how many broadband and mobile providers misuse this term. However I haven’t seen anything in terms and conditions.