GitHub has announced that private repositories with unlimited collaborators will now be free for everyone. Additionally, the company is lowering the cost of its paid plans in order to improve affordability for teams that require advanced features and personalized support.
Prior to this announcement teams that wanted to use GitHub for private development were required to pay for a premium plan. The company notes that it hopes that moving forward cost will not be a limiting factor for developers hoping to access the platform. GitHub will still require teams to pay for upgraded plans if they require features like Audit logs, SAML, or GitHub Connect.
The pricing schedule has been adjusted so that the Team plan went from $9 per user/month to $4 per user/month. This price change will happen automatically for users that are already subscribed.