Today has been a pretty hectic day in terms of news. We found out Windows 10 has more than a billion active devices, and we also got to see the official Xbox Series X specs. But one of the biggest news today is something entirely different.
GitHub says npm will continue to be free to developers for now and the future, and that is barely surprising at all. Going forward, GitHub wants to make “investments” necessary to develop npm in terms of performance, reliability, and scalability.
“We will work to improve the everyday experience of developers and maintainers, and support the great work already started on the npm v7 CLI, which will remain free and open source. Some bigger features that we’re excited about are Workspaces and improvements to the publishing and multi-factor authentication experience,” said GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.