The frequently asked questions below address many common queries regarding the Commercial Edition of FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager ™. For more information regarding this product, please contact us.
The Commercial Edition of FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager provides a number of benefits for businesses that are not available with the Open Source (AGPL) Edition.
The Commercial Edition licence has two key differences from the Open Source (AGPL) Edition licence. These are:
The Commercial Edition therefore provides a white-label DAM system that can be branded and engineered for commercial use. In combination with multi-brand features and no licensing restrictions on the numbers of system users, assets and brands, the Commercial Edition is perfect for those who manage multiple digital media repositories on behalf of their clients.
FocusOPEN is installed software which requires a Windows 2008 or 2012 server running IIS and SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012.
Yes. The Commercial Edition of FocusOPEN provides an option to 'white label' the system and permission to remove or suppress the attribution on all system interfaces. This can be done quickly and easily, without programming or technical knowledge, via the FocusOPEN administration system. Please note: The attribution can only be removed or suppressed on the Commercial Edition. Removal or suppression of the attribution on the Open Source (AGPL) Edition is a wilful violation of the licence terms for this product that may leave you liable for prosecution. For further information regarding Open Source (AGPL) Edition licence restrictions, see AGPL FAQs.
No. The presence of the attribution ('Powered By FocusOPEN' logo and links) is a requirement of the Open Source (AGPL) licence and this attribution must be retained on all system interfaces. Removal or suppression of the attribution on the Open Source (AGPL) Edition is a wilful violation of the licence terms for this product that may place you at risk of litigation. For further information regarding Open Source (AGPL) Edition licence restrictions, see AGPL FAQs.
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No. A downloadable free trial is not provided for the Commercial Edition. Please use the Open Source (AGPL) Edition to trial and make a purchase decision. You can download the latest source and deployment packages for the Open Source (AGPL) Edition or take a tour of FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager ™.
The Commercial Edition (install version) provides users with a 12 month subscription to product upgrades that are made available via downloadable source code and deployment packages. On subscription expiry, users can either re-subscribe to continue receiving product upgrades or can elect to use the last version of the software available to them before their subscription expired, without additional licence cost.
An unlimited number of users may use the Commercial Edition. None of the current editions of FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager (Commercial or Open Source AGPL) have per-seat charges.
You can install the Commercial Edition onto one production facility per licence purchased. A production facility is used to provide DAM services to you or your clients and can also include any clustered or failover web, database or asset processing servers which are used to serve a single instance of the FocusOPEN application.
Example: You host a single instance of the FocusOPEN application that contains five different brands under five different domain names. The application is hosted on a web server but you also operate a failover host, which is used in the event of an outage. The instance is replicated on the failover host, but is only in use when the primary host fails. Number of licences required: One, because there is just one instance of the system in use at any given time.
Example: You host two instances of the FocusOPEN application on two web servers. The first instance contains a single brand under a single domain name and has a failover host. The second instance contains four different brands under four different domain names and has no failover host. Number of licences required: Two, because the second instance is not a replica of the first used for failover/redundancy, but is a unique instance used to provide DAM services to you or your clients.
In summary, if an instance of the FocusOPEN application is an exact replica of another and is used solely for failover/redundancy, then only one licence is required. If, however, both instances are unique and are used to provide DAM services to you or your clients, then two licences are required.
Yes. You are permitted to install the Commercial Edition onto one development/staging server per licence purchased. The instance of the FocusOPEN application installed on the development/staging server must be used solely for development purposes. It must not be used to provide DAM services to your or your clients as this would constitute a breach of the Commercial licence and may leave you liable for prosecution.
Please note: The Open Source (AGPL) Edition has no restrictions on the number of servers it can be installed on. If you require more than one instance of the FocusOPEN application for development/staging purposes, we recommend that you use the Open Source (AGPL) Edition to increase capacity.
No. As FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager provides multi-brand/multi-domain features within a single instance of the software, there is no need to purchase multiple licences. Additional licences are only required to be purchased if additional instances of the software are installed that are used to deliver DAM services to you or your clients (see Failover/Redundancy Use and Staging/Development Use for permitted exceptions).
Users receive full access to the source code and a subscription to product upgrades for a period of 12 months.
No. Unlike the Open Source (AGPL) Edition, the Commercial licence permits you to retain any modifications made to the source code and does not require you to contribute them back to the community. Further, any extensions or components authored under the terms of the Commercial licence can be resold via our FocusOPEN Reseller Programme. Please contact us to discuss becoming a FocusOPEN reseller.
No, support is provided via the user forum, alternatively, a service provider might be able to assist you. FocusOPEN is intended for use by experienced .NET software developers who have the required expertise to maintain the system themselves.
No, but we can help locate partner services providers who may offer this for you. See service providers for further information on any consulting and implementation services that are available, alternatively, you may post a message in the user forum.
Not via FocusOPEN Software, but a third party resller might offer this for you.
Yes. If you wish to redistribute the Commercial Edition source code (or deployment packages), which includes purchasing a licence on behalf of another third-party, then you must first become a FocusOPEN Reseller. To express an interest in the FocusOPEN Reseller Programme, please contact us or complete the Reseller Application Form available on the dashboard in My Account.
No. If you purchase the Commercial Edition and then use the multi-brand/multi-domain features to provide different branded interfaces under different domain names for each of your clients, you do not need to become a FocusOPEN Reseller as you are not redistributing the source code (or deployment packages). However, as FocusOPEN Reseller programme membership is free to users of the Commercial Edition, you may wish to join in order to benefit from the numerous discounts and entitlements that FocusOPEN Resellers enjoy. To express an interest in the FocusOPEN Reseller Programme, please contact us or complete the Reseller Application Form available on the dashboard in My Account.
No. We do not operate any affiliate programme at this time.
Yes. You can download the latest source and deployment packages for the Open Source (AGPL) Edition or take a tour of FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager ™. It is not possible to download a trial of the Commercial Edition however.