How GitHub Influenced Our Choices on Snowy

We think it’s brilliant that GitHub offers unlimited free public repositories. Why? The point of making a project public is to share it. By sharing, the developer is doing GitHub’s marketing.

The developer notifies his/her friends, clients, and users that their code is available on GitHub. Those people are suddenly potential customers that are being brought to the door without any advertising money spent.

We were originally going to limit the number of both public and private projects that a user could have, but it was clear that what GitHub had done was clearly working. Snowy offers unlimited public projects with a free account because we want to encourage developers to host their issue tracking with us and share it with their community.

Thanks GitHub!