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After raising a swarm of hornets with the new Community Server 2007 license model (and I was among that hornets, too) and all the feedback received on the official forum, Rob Howard has just announced some changes in the license.

Now there are 2 different scenarios:

  • non-commercial
  • commercial

For the non-commercial, they raised the limit of the free to 10 blogs, 15 forum, 10 photo galley, and added a "Personal Edition" which costs 99$ but is unlimited.

For the commercial license they changes the names of the editions and raised the limits to 25 and to 100 (for the Standard and for the Professional).


Communities that promote .NET (user groups, etc.) are eligible for free Professional Edition licenses.

That will not fit for the italian user group which has more then 500 hosted blogs, but probably will fit for most of other local user groups.

Now I feel better .

For more details on the new licesing model, have a look at the new official licensing guide

kick it on
posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:32 AM

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# Community Server back on the right track

Left by at 2/13/2007 10:54 AM

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# re: Community Server back on the right track

Left by jayson knight at 2/13/2007 11:52 AM

Behold the power of community feedback. My heart rate is back down to a palpable level now :-).

Their ".Net promotion" for user groups et al has been in place since the early days though...perhaps that isn't advertised well enough?

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