“GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that are inactive for more than a year and belong to its free-tier users,” reports the Register. Thursday GitLab tweeted:

“We discussed internally what to do with inactive repositories. We reached a decision to move unused repos to object storage. Once implemented, they will still be accessible but take a bit longer to access after a long period of inactivity.”

But the Register says they’ve seen internal documents from “well-placed sources” showing that GitLab had originally “hoped the move would save it up to $1 million a year and help make its SaaS business sustainable.” And the company had spent a long time preparing for such a move:

Documents we have seen gave staff notice of an internal meeting scheduled for August 9. The agenda for the meeting lays out the plan to delete dormant code repositories… Other internal documents seen by

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