I'd like to clarify a few things. I'll use the following conventions
in this email to distinguish between the open source and commercial
editions of piler:

- 'piler': the open source email archiving project
- 'piler-ee': the commercial, enterprise version of piler

I'm a huge fan of open source projects, and even though I'm working on a
paid, commercial product of piler-ee, I'd like to emphasize that

- I intend to keep piler open source, you have access to the source code
- I won't remove any feature from piler to make piler-ee more attractive
- I won't force you to switch to piler-ee*
- You can use piler for whatever purposes absolutely free of charge

Note that despite piler doesn't have the word 'enterprise' among its adjectives,
it doesn't mean it's a crappy product you shouldn't use it for company
purposes. It's quite the opposite. I believe that piler is a decent product for a secure email archive (especially if you regularly backup its key components,
but that's a story for another day).

However, I've been looking for ways to monetize the popularity of piler,
so I've decided to fork it, and been working on piler-ee, including commercial
services as well even for piler.

*: check out https://mailpiler.com/ if you are curious what piler-ee
offers for you.


On 2020-07-22 18:07, Martin Nadvornik wrote:
Hi Marcelo,

can't speek for Janos, the developer of Piler, but I am not aware of
any changes. What did you read that leads you into thinking piler is
not open source anymore?
The source code is available like always at
https://bitbucket.org/jsuto/piler/src/master/ and the master branch
had the last commit 4 days ago...

There has always been an enterprise edition (at least as long as I
know the project) but you are not required to pay anything to use
piler when using the open source version.

Or maybe you got confused because the site currently seems a bit
broken and clicking on "GoBD notes" leads to the enterprise
documentation. The normal documentation ist still reachable under
http://www.mailpiler.org/wiki/current:index however.

Janos: FYI the website seems broken. I guess "Please fill or disable
this placeholder" is not something that is supposed to be there :)


Am 2020-07-22 17:51, schrieb Marcelo Machado:
Hello everyone.

Is Mail Piler only commercial now?

Does the Open Source Edition still exist?

Marcelo Gomes

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