Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:27 PM
I am planning a web app and came across this and think its very nice. Plan is to develop a web app with CRM features along with some features specific to industry I am targeting. A business would subscribe to it for a fee per user or transaction.
Does the Zurmo license allow me to create a product based on a base version of Zurmo, call it something else and charge a fee to use it or must it be 100% open source.
Or can my app be an add on to Zurmo where Zurmo serves as the CRM and I just modify a screens to interface/link to my specific features.
Anyway, thanks for taking time to ready this and thanks for sharing this with the world. I am new to PHP but enjoy working with Yii FW.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:38 PM
Thanks for your interest in Zurmo. Are you planning to offer a hosted only solution for your clients or provide an on-premise offering, or a mix of both? Depending on how you answer I will provide specific advise in regards to this.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:01 PM
I am initially only considering a hosted only solutions. For an on premise solution, I would most likely sell a license to my value added code with no monthly user fees. My initial prospects like the hosted solution (pricing TBD).
Thanks for taking time to answer my question.
Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:55 PM
For a hosted model, you can easily offer a subscription to your hosted solution without a problem.
For on-premise deployments, you can sell a maintenance/support agreement that can renew each year or month or whatever. You just need to make sure you abide by the GPLv3 license. If you need a more robust license for on-premise, we can discuss an OEM with a Zurmo commerical license that would give you more flexibility.
Honestly based on experience I would just start with the hosted model and see how far you get with it in the marketplace and we can go from there.
If you need Zurmo development resources or further assistant please let me know and we can have discussion over chat or the phone. If you need anything else please let us know. We have spent a lot of time developing this solution over the last year and am very pleased with it so far. I really hope you can use Zurmo for your needs.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:37 PM
Thanks for the reply. Based on my limited understanding of GPLv3, hosted will be the only way to go. Right now, I will just need to get used to working with MYSQL a bit and start tinkering with Zurmo as it exists to understand the basics before I try and extend it.
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