Github now has unlimited free private repositories
9 January 2019 | 95 views | Tags: Blog
I'm very happy about Github's decision to grant unlimited free private repositories. It's not that I objected to Github charging people for the services they provide, but to qualify for free access you had to make all of your repositories open source and public. The problem with that was that the world is actually better off with some repositories remaining private. Do you really want access to the scratch pad repository I'm using to learn a new language? I think not.
Anyway, problem solved. And it's worth noting that this decision was post-acquisition of Github by Microsoft. A gesture of good faith, I think.