What Travis CI New Billing Means for OSS

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What Travis CI New Billing Means for OSS

Recently, when I was checking my Travis CI build statuses, I found out that they are transferring their services to travis-ci.com from travis-ci.org. I looked more into it, and it turns out there is a plan to change the billing system.

What are they doing?

For OSS repositories, you are given a 10K credit allotment which is around 1k Linux build minutes. Once that is up, they are hoping that you will consider on of their payed plans. But, for OSS projects, you can also submit a request to get more credits for your project.

But why?

They are doing this because they have seen increased abuse of the platform which increases the queue time for users that use it well.

Comments (1)

Margaret Goldman's photo

Also, it makes sense for the business to make money. Nothing is free in this world.