GitHub Announces Unlimited Free Private Repositories
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GitHub Announces Unlimited Free Private Repositories

GitHub just announced it will now offer users unlimited free private repositories, in the first major update since the service was acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 million in October.

GitHub Free allows developers to use the platform for private projects with up to three collaborators. Previously, free accounts could only create public coding projects.

“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,” the company said in the statement.

The service also unveiled the launch of GitHub Enterprise, unifying GitHub Business Cloud and GitHub Enterprise (now known as Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Server) for a “one per-seat” price.

“Whether you’re a student about to write your first line of code, an enterprise leader with teams around the world, or an open source maintainer, we want GitHub to be the best place for you to code, collaborate, and connect with the global community of developers,” GitHub wrote.