Want a commercial Confluence wiki licence for just $5?
You got it! I work at Atlassian, and this week we’re selling fully-featured commercial licences for Confluence wiki for just $5. This is exciting news for contractors and small teams where up to 5 people will use the wiki. That’s why I’m blogging about it on my technical writing blog. Plus, the money goes to Room to Read 🙂
Here’s what it’s all about.
- The licence costs $5 now and is renewable for $5 too.
- Your wiki can have up to 5 users.
- Anyone can have one, provided you buy it this week. The offer ends on Friday 24 April. Update at 11am on Tuesday: The time zone applicable to dates quoted on the Atlassian web site is US Pacific Daylight Time. There is a limit to the number of licences available, so get in soon. Update at 8am on Thursday: We’ve passed the limit that was set initially, but have decided to carry on selling until Friday. Yaayy!
- It’s a fully-functional version of Confluence 2.10.3. (The support team won’t be able to answer questions about LDAP or performance tuning, but you’re not likely to need those when you have only 5 users. Also, you can run Confluence only as a standalone installation, not using a WAR installation inside another server.)
- It’s a commercial licence, so you can use it for business or personal use and it’s fully supported apart from the things mentioned above.
The details are on the Atlassian web site and in the FAQ. Licences are already flying out the door. Update at 11am on Tuesday: There is a limit to the number of licences available, so get in soon. Update at 8am on Thursday: We’ve passed the limit that was set initially, but have decided to carry on selling until Friday. Yaayy!
What if you don’t have your own server and you want to know where you can run your wiki? Adrian Hempel has written up some instructions on setting it up in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Mike Cannon-Brookes has been answering tweets in his inimitable style:
BTW, for those who’ve got issues 😉 the same offer applies to our JIRA bug tracker.
As a self-professed wiki hugger, I think this is a great opportunity for technical writers and other people in small teams to get their own Confluence enterprise wiki.
Best of all, the proceeds of this week’s sales all go to Room to Read, one of the organisations supported by the Atlassian Foundation. They build libraries in the less developed countries of the world and publish books in the local languages. One of those countries is South Africa, where I grew up. There’s a graph on the Atlassian web page showing how far we’ve got towards our goal of raising $25,000 for Room to Read.
If you get a licence, let me know what you think of the wiki!
Posted on 21 April 2009, in atlassian, Confluence, technical writing, wiki and tagged atlassian, Atlassian stimulus package, Confluence, JIRA, Room to Read, starter licence, wiki, wikis. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.