Software development platform GitHub announced this week that its free users will now be able to work on unlimited private repositories.
It’s been just a few months since Microsoft acquired GitHub, and many were worried that the latter would be affected in a bad way. Far from it! This latest decision really sweetens the deal for many users who aren’t happy to pay.
The ability to work on private repositories on GitHub was always limited to paying accounts, but now so many more developers will be able to use it for their projects. One caveat though is that private repositories can only be shared with three collaborators. Public repositories will still accessible by an unlimited number of collaborators.
Following this change, GitHub also announced that it’s changing the name of its Developer suite into ‘GitHub Pro’ so that developers can find the tools they need most.
Finally, GitHub has merged Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Server into one under the label GitHub Enterprise, which now offers a feature per-user pricing model.