CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SugarCRM Inc., the world's
leading provider of commercial free/libre and open source (FLOSS) customer
relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the beta
availability of Sugar Community Edition 5.0 for download and testing by the
Sugar community. Sugar Community Edition 5.0 is being released under the
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), a free software license
published by the Free Software Foundation.
"We are excited to ship Beta 1 of Sugar Community Edition 5.0 under the
GPLv3," said John Roberts, CEO and co-founder of SugarCRM. "We believe the
GPLv3 will become the global standard license for free and open source
The Sugar community is comprised of over 10,000 developers located in
five continents who have already contributed more than 400 CRM extensions
based on the core Sugar code on http://www.sugarforge.org.
The adoption of GPLv3 has been welcomed by the Sugar community and will
enable faster development cycles, more code contributions and additional
beta testing feedback, which ultimately increases the quality of CRM for
"We have worked closely with SugarCRM to ensure that their Sugar
Community Edition applies GPLv3 correctly," said Richard M. Stallman,
president of the Free Software Foundation. "We welcome the release of Sugar
Community Edition 5.0 under GPLv3 and we believe it sets the standard for
how enterprise applications can take advantage of the benefits the license
provides." More information about GPLv3 can be found at:
Sugar Community Edition Beta Release Available Today
Sugar Community Edition 5.0 introduces innovative platform features,
new CRM functionality and community development tools. The beta release is
available for download today at
http://www.sugarforge.org/content/downloads/. The 5.0 beta release is also
available via an on-demand temporary trial at
http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/Sugar5.0_Beta1_CP. The General Availability
release of Sugar 5.0 is targeted for the end of September.
About SugarCRM Commercial Free/ Libre and Open Source (FLOSS) Project
The SugarCRM Commercial FLOSS Project, Sugar Community Edition, is the
leading customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of
all sizes. The Sugar Community Edition easily adapts to any business
environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than
proprietary applications. SugarCRM's web 2.0 architecture allows companies
to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes
in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships.
To download Sugar Community Edition, please visit
To participate in the Sugar community or develop Sugar extensions,
please visit http://www.sugarforge.org/.
SOURCE SugarCRM Inc.