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[link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:32 PM

Well.. this is nice.


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Today(!) we're thrilled to announce unlimited free private repos for all GitHub users, and a new simplified Enterprise offering: https://t.co/dFgK6KC0Wc

Nat Friedman (@natfriedman) January 7, 2019



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Friedman said today that unlimited free private repositories has been the most requested feature from GitHub users. The company also announced GitHub Enterprise, which brings together Enterprise Cloud and Enterprise Server -- formerly GitHub Business Cloud and GitHub Enterprise, respectively -- into one, unified product. The private repositories for free users are rolling out today.

https://www.engadget...p-code-private/

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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:55 PM

Talk about pulling the rug out from under Atlassian's feet since that was the big draw for me to use Bitbucket. The second biggest draw is the ability to use Mercurial, but I can make do without it as much as I love Mercurial's more usable and rational commands.
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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

No kidding. Half my department is going back.
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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:47 AM

Wow - Microsoft must really have been a pretty big turn-off for the community for them to take this step.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:51 AM

.. or github now has the capital to take the step that they couldn't before.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:11 AM

I see it as a long-term play. Sacrifice the revenue from individual private accounts to acquire more mindshare over time, which means companies are more likely to pay for enterprise accounts down the line since everybody uses github.
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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

Sweet! This is sort of what I have been waiting for... for literally years. I still use github for my public stuff, but all of my private repos are stored on an in-house server that is backed up, encrypted, and moved to the cloud nightly.

I will likely continue to maintain my current server and setup, but being able to also have it on github is really nice.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

Yeah, my thoughts on this news were the same. That they are terribly late to the game, even under this new ownership. Though I can't hold my tongue that I have any faith in anything that Microsoft labels privacy.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:23 PM

It looks like Bitbucket is still better. It allows up to five collaborators, whereas github only allows three.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:44 PM

This is great news. I find github more ubiquitous among app integrations and tools than bitbucket. One example is Visual Studio which allowed you to use bitbucket, but many of the features were not available and almost had no documentation for setting it up. Should make things a bit nicer going forward. :)
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

How long do you think it'll take before ads start showing up on the web interface for private repos on github? Don't want ads? Pay for ad-free private repos.
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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

A few years. Like three or four.
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 07:16 AM

AdBlockPLus and Ghostery will help out there ;)
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Re: [link] All GitHub users can keep their code private

Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:06 AM

The Adblocker help you to save your credentials.
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