We are excited to release the first beta version of Pulse Core!
PulseCMS Core is a version of Pulse that's free for community use. Any organization or individual generating less than $400,000 per year can use PulseCMS Core for free.
The limitations of Pulse Core are:
- Limited to 1 user.
- Automatic upgrade feature is not available.
Aside from this, you get all the features of PulseCMS!
Does it include support for RapidWeaver, Blocs and 2-factor authentication?
Yes, it includes the same support as the standard PulseCMS version.
Can I share the 1 login with multiple people?
Yes. While you cannot create more than one user/password, you are free to share the login information.
What if I or my clients generate over $400,000 per year?
You can still use PulseCMS Core for development or evaluation until you're ready for production. Your clients will need to buy a license to PulseCMS if their business generates more than that. Please give feedback if you feel we should increase the number.
Why the $400,000 limit?
We want to make PulseCMS sustainable. We're experimenting with this as a more careful initiative than making it fully free.
I disagree with the limitations. What can I do?
Let us know! If you think this is too limiting, or that tactically we should lock down other features to sustain the PulseCMS project, let us know.
We are trying to strike a balance between giving to the community and charging those who can afford it.
Is Pulse Core open source?
Not exactly. Because you cannot publicly share or redistribute your code modifications. Typical open source licenses such as GPL or MIT would allow this. However, the source code in the beta is fully visible in the ZIP file, and individuals can modify it. It is a proprietary license with source code.
We hope you enjoy the new Pulse Core Beta, and we look forward to your feedback!