GitHub is opening up its developer program to developers who do not have paid accounts.The popular code-sharing service is looking to attract the open source community with the move. “That means if your free account was holding you back, you can join the program no matter which stage of development you’re in,” said Jared Jones, GitHub Developer Program manager.[ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | The art of programming is changing rapidly. We help you navigate what’s hot in programming and what’s going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
Launched in 2014, the GitHub Developer Program has featured a community of 17,000 programmers primarily developing software by using the GitHub API. Opening access to developers without paid accounts could dramatically expand the membership, GitHub’s Joe Wadcan, head of business development, acknowledged.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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