GitHub Offers Free Private Repositories

Jan 09, 2019

Popular source code collaboration site makes a major change to feature set.

GitHub has announced that it is now taking on players like GitLabs and offering free private repositories. Anyone could always set-up free repository on GitHub; the condition was that the code had to be public, which meant that projects and organizations could not set up private repositories. If they want private repository, they had to pay.

Now anyone can create a private repository for free. The only caveat is that there can be at most three collaborators to the project, which means big organizations can’t exploit the free service to manage their mega projects.

A private repository lets developers communities work on the code base internally, away from public. GitHub competitors like GitLab already offer free private repository.

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