The reduction to 3 concurrent jobs for open source looks like an official policy change.
https://travis-ci.com/plans (when signed out) says:
We love Open Source and offer a free plan for your projects. You will receive unlimited builds and 3 concurrent jobs for free, along with all the other features you’ve come to love from Travis CI.
I’ve noticed organisations which have transferred to travis-ci.com only use 3 concurrent jobs, making them very slow. Orgs which are still on .org are using 5, but on every org I’ve checked at https://travis-ci.com/organizations/my_org_name/subscription, it says:
3 concurrent jobs, free!
We <3 open source! You will always get 3 free additional concurrent jobs for your open source projects.
… “You’ll always get 5, until we change it to 3”?
… “You’ll always get 3, until we change it to 1”?
When Idera bought Travis CI, their announcement said:
What impact will this have on open source?
Open source is at the heart of Travis CI. We will continue to maintain a free, hosted service for open source projects, and will keep building features for the open source community. Additionally, our code will stay open source and under an MIT license. This is who we are, this is what made us successful.
This policy change feels like a backward step, and not really in the spirit. I expect more projects will move to GitHub Actions and other CIs. Perhaps this is the aim?
I’d also appreciate an announcement about this policy change, and the reasoning for this downgrade.