College license for GitHub.com

github.comWhat’s changing?

With immediate effect, ICT is pleased to announce that all College users of GitHub.com are now entitled to create unlimited free, public or private, code repositories, under a new site licence secured by ICT for the College.

GitHub.com is an externally-supported, cloud-based version control repository that is used by researchers, teaching staff, students and software developers for versioning and collaborating on code, both publicly and privately. It offers the functionality of Git (an open source version control system) with additional user features. GitHub.com is an externally-supported cloud service and anyone may set up a user account.

What this means

Imperial College users are entitled to the following, for no charge:

  • To create unlimited free public or private repositories within Github.com
  • To move existing ‘paid-for’ repositories to the College license
  • Use a range of add-on tools and integrations are freely available from GitHub
  • As a later phase, an on-premises version of GitHub, known as GitHub Enterprise, will also become available, for code that needs to meet stricter security conditions. This is targeted for Spring/Summer 2017.

Find out more

For more information about GitHub.com and how to access free private repositories, visit:

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/ict/self-service/research-support/research-support-systems/github/

Support/Contact

If you have any concerns in advance of this change, contact the ICT Service Desk who will be happy to help.

Anyone experiencing problems with accessing or using IT services and machines should contact the ICT Service Desk (0207 594 9000, Ext 49000), Dept IT Reps, or your local Faculty Support teams.

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