GitHub has announced that it is making private repositories with unlimited collaborators available to all account holders. This implies that, as of April 14th, all of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
Today we’re announcing free private repositories with unlimited collaborators for teams with GitHub Free, and reducing the price of our paid Team plan to $4 per user/month. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone.
— GitHub (@github) April 14, 2020
In the past, if you or your company setup wanted to use GitHub for private development, you had to subscribe to any of the available paid plans.
The new development means that teams can now manage their work together in one place. This includes CI/CD, project management, code review, packages, among others. GitHub says they “want everyone to be able to ship great software on the platform developers love”.
The firm is also making it possible for Teams that need advanced features, enterprise features, or personalized support to upgrade to any one of the paid plans.
GitHub is also reducing the price of the paid Team plan from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month. Existing customers will have their bills automatically reduced going forward.
Customers who are currently paying annually for Pro and Team plans and signed up before April 14 will receive a refund for a prorated amount through the end of their annual billing term. These refunds will be processed in approximately 30 days. Once your refund is processed, a notification will be sent to the billing email.
Various platforms including Facebook and Skype have made it easier for their users during this coronavirus pandemic. Facebook recently launched the Messenger app for MacOS and Windows to contain the increased video calls; plus unveiling the Facebook Gaming Tournaments for esports fans.
Skype, on the other hand, made it easy for users to make calls with just a single tap using the Meet Now feature.