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GitHub: 'All Core Features Now Free for Everyone'

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced a pricing revision for the development platform/source code repository, making all of its core features free for everyone.

"Until now, if your organization wanted to use GitHub for private development, you had to subscribe to one of our paid plans," reads an April 14 blog post. "But every developer on earth should have access to GitHub. Price shouldn't be a barrier."

Core features apparently include CI/CD, project management, code review, packages, and more, while advanced and enterprise features are available in paid plans. An example of an enterprise feature is Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

An FAQ on the pricing changes summarizes the new scheme:

  • GitHub Free for organizations is immediately available and includes private repositories for unlimited users
  • All organizations previously using Team for Open Source now have GitHub Free
  • GitHub Free for individual developers now includes unlimited collaborators
  • Organizations and individuals using GitHub Free will receive GitHub Community Support
  • GitHub Pro will now include 2GB of Packages storage and 10GB of data transfer
  • GitHub Pro now has a reduced monthly price of $4
  • GitHub Team now has a reduced monthly price of $4 per user with no minimum seat requirement
  • GitHub Team will include 3,000 Actions minutes per month for private repositories after May 14

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