Actions usage for a Public repo on a large Org


My Org owner has just disabled Actions useage across the org as they are worried about costs racking up (It is a large org with thousands of repos).

However some of the repos in this Org are open to public, like the one I work on.

What is the useage limit for actions on a OSS Repo within a large Org where most repos are private?

Could I negatively impact Actions useage for other members of the Org by using them in this OSS repo within the org?

It looks like we can have up 20 concurrent actions running, is that 20 per public repo in the org? Or is that 20 across all public repos in the org?


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Hi @hindsc52 ,

Against your questions, you can reference the following points:

  1. GitHub Actions usage is free for public repositories. For private repositories, each GitHub account receives a certain amount of free minutes and storage, depending on the product used with the account.
  2. Exceeding usage limits may result in jobs queueing, failing to run, or failing to complete. Limits are subject to change.
  3. You can execute up to 20 workflows concurrently per repository, this is applicable to both public and private repositories.

More details about the Usage limits of GitHub Actions, please reference here: