If you’re a GitHub user, but you don’t pay, this is a good week.
Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay.
Now that limitation is gone. Free GitHub users now get unlimited private projects with up to three collaborators.
This feels like a sign of goodwill on behalf of Microsoft, which closed its acquisition of GitHub last October.
GitHub also today announced that it is changing the name of the GitHub Developer suite to ‘GitHub Pro.’ The company says it’s doing so in order to “help developers better identify the tools they need.”
But what’s maybe even more important is that GitHub Business Cloud and GitHub Enterprise (now called Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Server) have become one and are now sold under the ‘GitHub Enterprise’ label and feature per-user pricing.