Home » Tech

GitHub offers private repositories to free users

08 January, 2019, 06:30 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • GitHub's Free Users Will Now Be Able to Make Private Repositories

This is GitHub's first major update since Microsoft officially acquired the code-sharing service for $7.5 billion in October.

In foregoing fees for private repos (well, those with up to three collaborators), GitHub brings its pricing model more in line with rivals like Atlassian's BitBucket, which provides private repos with up to five collaborators at no charge, and GitLab, which charges nothing for unlimited repos, no matter how many collaborators are involved. Microsoft obviously needed to add some restrictions to make paid GitHub accounts more attractive, but making private repositories free will be a positive change for small developers wanting to collaborate on private projects.

The company said in a brief blog post that GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories.

Microsoft is simplifying GitHub's business options as well.

Brexit: Rival MPs find common cause in blocking 'irresponsible' no deal
But 209 MPs from across the Commons have now signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging her to rule out a no-deal Brexit. For the rest of the morning, the vehicles moved in convoys back and forth to the port of Dover, down a single carriageway.

As such, GitHub represented a trade-off: you could use GitHub's services for free, but you had to share.

Microsoft to date has maintained GitHub's previous strategy of limiting the ability to create private repositories that aren't visible to the public and are privately shared to paying customers.

GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath, future GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Microsoft CFO Amy Hood.

I also wonder what ubiquitous private repositories will mean for Github's culture of self-exhibition and sharing. Instead of offering GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Service as separate services, Microsoft is rolling them into one: GitHub Enterprise. The new Enterprise Cloud plan will let organizations and businesses access cloud and self-hosted GitHub configurations for a single per-user price.

Recommended:



Popular

Ferrari to replace F1 team boss Maurizio Arrivabene with Binotto
Strategic blunders by the team a year ago only increased the pressure on a principal with little love or time for the media. Binotto, who had been working as Ferrari's chief technical officer, has been with the team for almost 25 years.

Ranveer Singh checks out the audience reaction to Simmba
Rohit might have announced the movie name through Akshay's cameo in Simmba , but never confirmed who the actress would be. With 27 crores , Simmba stands with highest first Tuesday earnings of the year.

In case you missed it: New Game of Thrones footage released
If you managed to miss it among all the Golden Globes news today, HBO did a sweet little sizzle reel for all of its 2019 releases. Fans also got to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus back from her battle with cancer as Selina Meyer for the final season of " Veep ".

Samsung Reveals New MicroLED Displays
A price and release date have not been announced for The Wall, but it's hoped that it will be unleashed this year. For home theaters, Samsung unveiled a 75-inch consumer MicroLED TV, now just called the "4K MicroLED TV".

PG&E Stock Plummets 21-Percent Amid Investors Concerns of Possible Bankruptcy
FILE - Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, California, Nov. 9, 2018. PG&E had reported equipment problems near the origin of the fire around the time it began.

MSI Adds RTX to its Entire Gaming Laptop Lineup
It contains Turing architecture and is reportedly 60% faster on current titles than its predecessor , the GTX 1060. Pricing , configurations, and availability will vary depending on regions and partners, Nvidia said.

Woman to face court over child on vehicle roof
Police later tracked down the auto at a petrol station on Nicholson Road in Harrisdale and spoke with her. It's believed the mother was unaware the child was on the roof of the moving auto .

Saudi teen who escaped abusive parents won't be immediately deported
He appealed to Saudi and Thai officials not to follow through with their initial plan to send Aqunun back to Kuwait on Monday. UNHCR also said on Monday that it was assessing Alqunun's "need for worldwide refugee protection".

John Legend calls R. Kelly serial child rapist
Already in 1994 - since he was 27 years old - Aaaliyah he married the then 15-year-old singer. "My reason for declining the R. A six-hour documentary series airing this weekend has brought American R&B star, R.

Baltimore Ravens players unhappy about fans booing Lamar Jackson
The clip started with a third man in a Lamar Jackson jersey throwing punches before getting pulled back by a cop. He bet on himself, turning down multi-year offers elsewhere.