If GitHub now supports "unlimited" "free" "private" repos, how will they generate revenue? Does this mean advertising will be an issue with GitHub?

  • 8
    It's not unlimited, you can have only 3 collaborators on a free private repo.

    Most businesses will pay to remove this limitation.

    Also, free private repos boost Github's acquisition, those who were previously put in bitbucket/gitlab because they offered free private repos.

    It's a clever move from their part IMO.
  • 5
    And it gives Microsoft access to a ton of developers to whom it wants to push its own tools/ecosphere (which it is already doing very successfully).

    Not to mention, it’s quite possible they (and their developers) were already spending quite a bit of money on repos annually themselves.
  • 3
    Simple, they'll sell your projects directly and make triple the money.
  • 0
    THEY DO? That is awesome. I think.
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