Coming up with a title that explains the full story here was difficult, so I’m going to try to explain quickly.
Yesterday, Docker sent an email to all Docker Hub users explaining that anyone who has created an “organisation” will have their account deleted including all images, if they do not upgrade to a paid team plan. The email contained a link to a tersely written PDF (since, silently edited) which was missing many important details which caused significant anxiety and additional work for open source maintainers.
What a shitshow. We really have to start worrying about the future of Github, too, since I find it highly unlikely Microsoft isn’t planning similar moves in the future. If you’re hosting code at Github, I’d suggest looking at alternatives sooner rather than later, so you don’t end up like the people affected by something like this.
GitHub is different. You can download all of your repository and transfer it, history included, to another provider (or privately host it if you like).
So if Microsoft does pull access to Github most people should not miss a beat.