Saurus CMS 4.7.0 goes open source
23rd April 2010 by René Lasseron | 5 comments
Yes, we finally did it. Welcome to the new era of version 4.7.0 with renewed license policy, package naming and access to the source code.
Instead of three basic packages, previously called Free, SE and Full, we now have just one which should fit the needs of most complex modern websites.
The new product package includes the following :
- Everything previously found in Saurus CMS SE
- Section-based meta-info management (SEO)
- User access/permissions (ACL)
- Profiles and Custom Assets
- Internal cache
Of course there are no limitations over content volume.
Version 4.7.0 will be released as Saurus CMS CE (Community Edition) and Saurus CMS EE (Enterprise Edition).
Saurus CMS CE
Community Edition is open source and licensed as MPL 1.1. This means you can freely use, distribute and sell it. You can also add modifications with condition that these modifications are published under the same license. Also, you can embed it to bigger projects which can use other licenses.
The source code is manged at Github.
We do not offer warranty or official support for CE but keep an eye on forum at all times.
Saurus CMS EE
Enterprise Edition is sold as annual service level agreement (SLA) covering commercial product code, problem solving, support and consultation about product usage, installation, upgrading, development.
Although the functionality is comparable to Community Edition, each release of Enterprise Edition is thoroughly tested by Saurus. Also the release cycle is much more conservative.
The EE pricing depends on the service volume, time and number of sites covered.
EE source code is currently closed as it contains commercial modules. We are in process of re-packaging them as extensions - when done, EE code will be open sourced.
Additional functionality for both EE and CE is available as extensions. Currently some functionality embedded as modules still only work for EE.
What else changes
The offer of -80% discount for same customer for additional products will be discontinued as CE is free for everybody and EE pricing depends on number of sites.
We also discontinued offering free Saurus CMS SE for NGO-s as the Community Edition gives much more compared to current SE.
We will no longer offer trial licenses for new releases. You can still order those for versions 4.6.5 and earlier.
Saurus offers range of services related to Saurus CMS: training, consultation, installation, upgrade. Also, we can develop new functionality or extensions for you.
Who can move to Community Edition?
Users of Saurus CMS Free will get rid of the content volume limit and gain additional functionality.
Users of Saurus CMS SE get additional functionality.
Users of Saurus CMS Full will loose some functionality.
Previous and new packages compared
Please download the comparison in PDF format.