Hurray! GitHub just announced yesterday that all of the core features are now free.
As you may remember, GitHub made unlimited private repositories free last year – I really liked this idea because I’m a one-man technical consultancy and prefer keeping my business expenses low.
What this GitHub Free plan means now is that small teams can also enjoy private repositories – meaning my Unix Tutorial @ GitHub and similar teams can both contribute to open source and also keep some work-in-progress efforts or internal projects private without immediately having to pay.
Particularly relevant is the fact that many services (GitHub as well) offer some paid features only for team plans, and expect teams to be 3 people or more.
This is another great improvement – previously only paid teams allowed unlimited contributors for private repositories. Now this limitation is gone.