Licensing MindTouch Core installs
MindTouch is constantly looking to provide an exceptional experiences to its commercial customers along with the Core community members. With this in mind, MindTouch recently consolidated our various installer packages that were being maintained separately so that, regardless of how a user installed MindTouch, they would be able to select MindTouch Core, MindTouch Platform or MindTouch TCS to install.
This change to the installer allowed MindTouch to make the following improvements:
- No longer would users accidentally install Commercial offerings when they meant to install Core.
- MindTouch now has only 1 package to maintain when getting ready for a release which increases the speed in which MindTouch can release new versions .
- MindTouch is still available via Linux Packages, VMware, and MindTouch MSI deployments for Commercial and Core offering. Previously MindTouch Core wasn't available through the Windows MSI.
With these changes, there is the chance for confusion. There has been feedback from the community about questions around why a "license" needs to be applied to the Core install. Since we have a consolidated deployment for all products, an activation key needs to be applied in order to load the correct version of MindTouch.
The need for applying this activation key wasn't intended to signal any departure from Open Source nature of MindTouch Core. You can still compile from source and is still licensed the same.
For an overview of how to apply the license review our License documentation.
I had considered the post was from you but it had a different name. Usually when a version is specified it means equal or greater than, though occasionally it is specific. Could you try a plain, without upgrade or data, JumpBox for MindTouch?