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:

Want a commercial Confluence wiki licence for just $5?

Want a commercial Confluence wiki licence for just $5?

And:

Want a commercial Confluence wiki licence for just $5?

Want a commercial Confluence wiki licence for just $5?

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!

About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 21 April 2009, in atlassian, Confluence, technical writing, wiki and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Great idea! Is April 24 Australian time or US time? You might want to find out and make sure the Atlassian website is very clear on the time this offer finishes — SitePoint got lambasted for their Victoria Fire Appeal offer of 5 of their books for the price of 1 because they said “Friday “. SitePoint (based in Australia) meant COB Friday in Melbourne or Sydney, but didn’t say so, so when people from the US still wanted to buy they couldn’t. They then got stuck into SitePoint!

  2. sorry — that should be “Friday [date]”

  3. Oops! Your servers must’ve been hit hard with people scrambling for this offer. I could see the Atlassian pages an hour or so ago, but they won’t load now. Other websites load fine…

  4. Hallo Rhonda

    Thank you for all the heads-up information! I’ve passed it on to our Sales team and I’ve also updated my blog post above. The time zone applicable to dates quoted on the Atlassian web site is US Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

    Yes, there’s a lot of interest and the servers are taking a bit of strain. But that’s great, huh🙂 They’re up now.

    Cheers, Sarah

  5. Unbelievable promotion. I bought a license for each!

  6. Yaayy! Go Jeff and Rhonda🙂

  7. No clue what I’m going to use it for, but the offer was too good to refuse! No time at the moment, but I hope to ‘play’ with it soon.

  8. Offer was too good to pass up. We will use Confluence as another platform for our services/solutions. We will also try JIRA next to our current solutions and see how it goes.

    Thank you for letting us know about this opportunity!

  9. Link back to our web site was incorrect. Fixed now (www.useraid.com).

  10. Hallo Paul
    It was great meeting you at WritersUA and I really enjoyed the session you presented there. I’m delighted that you’ve got your own Confluence now too.
    Happy wikiing🙂
    Sarah

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