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GitHub announces unlimited free private repos

Start­ing today, you can store code that needs to remain pri­vate on GitHub for free. From their announce­ment:

GitHub Free now includes unlim­it­ed pri­vate repos­i­to­ries. For the first time, devel­op­ers can use GitHub for their pri­vate projects with up to three col­lab­o­ra­tors per repos­i­to­ry for free. Many devel­op­ers want to use pri­vate repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try some­thing out in pri­vate before releas­ing it pub­licly. Start­ing today, those sce­nar­ios, and many more, are pos­si­ble on GitHub at no cost. Pub­lic repos­i­to­ries are still free (of course — no changes there) and include unlim­it­ed collaborators.

I start­ed mov­ing my pri­vate repos from a free plan at Bit­Buck­et to GitHub’s $7 per month devel­op­er plan last year because I pre­fer GitHub’s inter­face and expe­ri­ence — plus the con­ve­nience of hav­ing my code stored in the same place as the oth­er code I use every day.

I’ve been in con­sol­i­da­tion mode at Stu­diosaurus HQ and just fin­ished mov­ing old sites off a DreamHost account I’ve had open since 2006 and a few client sites that were on Lin­odes man­aged with Forge. Now all my sites are on Lin­odes man­aged with Server­Pi­lot.

Between the GitHub pric­ing announce­ment and host­ing con­sol­i­da­tions, I’ll be elim­i­nat­ing almost $40 of recur­ring month­ly costs.

01/07/2019 2:32 pm

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