GitHub Introduces Unlimited Private Repositories

GitHub has announced the availability of two new paid GitHub plans (Personal and Organization) with both plans including unlimited private repositories. The GitHub personal paid plan for individual developers costs $7.00/month and the paid plan for organizations costs $9.00 per user/month ($25.00/month for the first five users). There is also a GitHub enterprise plan available for organizations that would like to host code on company servers or on a private cloud with custom security. According to the announcement post, GitHub will continue to be free for public and open source projects.

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One of the benefits of the new GitHub paid plans is that new private repositories can be created without having to first request permission or approval. Before now, only users of GitHub public plans could create repositories without the need for permission or approval. In addition, the new Organization paid plan is a "per-seat model" which makes it easier for businesses to scale with GitHub and allow more development team members to collaborate privately on company projects via GitHub.

The addition of unlimited private repositories to paid plans is just the latest news from GitHub. Last May, GitHub launched advanced support for Jupyter (formerly IPython) which allows Jupyter users to take advantage of the collaborative features of the GitHub Platform and Jupyter notebooks to be rendered in HTML.

In February of this year, the company announced the release of GitHub Enterprise 2.5 and the release of Scientist 1.0, described by GitHub engineer Jesse Toth in the announcement post as a development pattern "to help you rewrite critical code with confidence." This past March, the company added several new features to the GitHub platform to help speed up code reviews and make them more flexible for development teams.

GitHub is going to automatically move all existing paid accounts (Micro to Large) to the appropriate new paid plan. According to the company announcement post, users who were paying for larger plans will receive a prorated credit on their account. Organizations that already have an existing organization plan, can upgrade to the new paid Organization plan with unlimited repositories at any time.

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