This is absolutely horrible. We are a team of three people, with 39 people having pull access to our repos. We now have to pay for 42 people. It’s a 4× increase in price for us. And GH is already the most expensive one out there.
No amount of repositories can make up for this crazy pricing move. Go home GitHub, you’re drunk.
I completely agree with you on this. Even we're stuck with the same scenario.
A lot of people are talking of Bitbucket, but the serious competitor is Gitlab. They even have CI build in. You should at least take a look at it.
Thanks! We’re looking at those as well :)
"Will GitHub force me to move to per-user pricing after 12 months?"
No. At this time we are not enforcing a timeline to move and if in the future we do decide to set a timeline we are committing to giving you at least 12 months.
"I am an existing organization customer and prefer the per-repository plans. Can I remain on my current plan?"
Yes, you can choose to continue paying based on the number of repositories you use. You can also upgrade or downgrade in the legacy repository structure based on the number of repositories you need.
On the other hand, you don’t launch a big marketing campaign about new pricing to just perpetuate your old pricing, right? Might not be now but at some point, GitHub wants everybody to switch?
While Github obviously has the right to charge however they choose, it is funny to present this as "Unlimited Private repositories", when it is really a swap of paying per-repo to paying per-user.
Good news everyone !
I'll still stick with BitBucket for personal/private stuff. They have unlimited free repos for up to 5 users. I prefer GitHub for open source stuff that I don't care who sees it.
Gitlab is a good (better) alternative as well.