The edition that is right for you depends on your needs and usage.
Community Edition uses the AGPLv3 open source license that lets you offer your software to all who wish to use, modify and distribute it freely. The AGPLv3 open source license allows you to use Community Edition at no charge under the condition that if you use Funambol code in an application that you distribute or host, the complete source code for your application must be available and freely redistributable. With this license, you can download, inspect, develop and test Funambol code. Many organizations do exactly this before they contact us regarding a commercial license.
In layman's terms, Community Edition can be freely used for many purposes. The most notable exception is if you change or add to the code and you use the software as the basis of an Internet, hosted, SaaS or network-based service, you must publish all of the source code for your entire solution or buy a commercial license.
OneMediaHub is available under a traditional commercial software license. It consists of a superset of Community Edition functionality that makes it suitable for large-scale deployment. For example, it includes an AJAX web portal and provides capabilities to sync rich media and files with the cloud. OneMediaHub does benefit from Community Edition as it reflects the input of a vibrant global community of open source developers who help Funambol support the latest mobile devices. OneMediaHub is available with full support, documentation and professional services.
OneMediaHub's commercial license does not trigger open source obligations such as the need to publish and share your code. OneMediaHub is the Funambol solution that is provided to mobile service providers as well as device manufactuers, software companies and system integrators. To inquire about OneMediaHub, please contact the Funambol Sales team.
OneMediaHub differs from Community Edition in four primary ways - it:
Here are some guidelines as to whether an open source or commercial license is right for you: