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Jive Software has been providing free collaboration software to open source projects for a while, and we are now expanding this program to other software developer user groups (JUGs, etc.) We have also simplified the application making it easier for open source projects and user groups to get a free license.


The free license can be used with Clearspace, Clearspace X, and Jive Forums for use in open source projects and developer user groups. This is our way of supporting software developers working for non-commercial purposes. Collaboration is a critical part of most software development projects. Many developers devote time and energy to projects without any commercial compensation, and we want them to have tools that make it easier for them to collaborate. This is not a free trial. The licenses are free for as long as the project wants to use the software.


To qualify for a free developer license:

  • The project or group must be related to software development.

  • It must be primarily non-commercial.

  • Open source projects must use an OSI approved open source license, have a publicly accessible code base, and have a publicly accessible application.

  • User groups must have a public community.

  • Note: non-profit or non-commercial projects unrelated to software development are not eligible for the free developer licenses.

Use our new, simplified online forms to apply:

I hope to see a bunch of projects take us up on this offer!


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