In an exchange that took place, appropriately enough, via the messaging system built into GitHub, [Scott Chacon, VP of Research and Development bei GitHub] stated that the company is still “funding free and very profitable” and that they are seeing “incredible growth for GitHub and Git usage in general.”
TechCrunch über GitHubs Geschäftsmodell:
The profit comes from the paid plans that GitHub offers for those developers and companies who want to host their repositories privately. GitHub offers essentially unlimited hosting to anyone who is willing to make their code open source, but charges based on the number of private repositories and the number of contributors for other projects.
Freemium erfolgreich im Einsatz.