I finally decided to take time to finish off CSharpzealot.com and wanted to get a blog up and running on it for the “community” and figured i’d look into getting Community Server running there as i knew that Telligent Systems used to have (keyword here is “used” it appears) a community license – basically free – which could be used if you were using it as not-for-profit.
but, alas, that’s no longer the case..they now have a Personal version, which is simply too restrictive for me to even consider it.
User banners – nopes
Allowed to display ads: nopes
Logo and Ad requirements – yeps, got to display ads
Source code: nopes
well, the fact that i cant use banners or ads (lets say i get sponsors onboard for the community? or want to display an “ad” for a specific event?) is a let down…secondly, that i have to display their ads and banners..another bummer.
I can understand that they run a business and i’m sure they’ve been screwed around before by people using the source code OR the community “free” license to make money and that’s obviously what’s brought this on.
granted, the Personal edition is free so i guess i can’t complain..hmmm…
well, the search goes on for another blog server which is free (obviously), runs on .Net 2.0 and SQL Server 2005.