eXo Platform launches a free grant programme

Following the launch of Meeds, and our CEO blog post on the subject, we received a lot of questions from community projects that have been built on eXo platform’s community version over the years. We discovered that some of them had fallen through the cracks in accessing our new offering.
In particular, we discovered several significant projects centred around collaboration for non profit organizations with low budgets but large volunteering networks that our grant programme could help.
Grant programme

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What is the grant programme?

In a nutshell, we grant an organization a particular license to use eXo platform commercial software for free. The organization then has the right to receive all software updates within the validity period of the grant.

What is the purpose of the programme?

The programme’s goal is to help organizations that are pursuing a common good but have no means to purchase a license by providing them with enterprise grade software.
It is our way to give back to the world a part of our work.

What’s included in the grant programme?

The right to use our software in pursuit of the organization’s goal. This includes access to all software updates and evolutions, both major and minor.

What’s not included in the grant programme?

We provide no professional SLA support for the grants, nor professional services. The grant does not give any distribution or selling rights, and all intellectual property rights remain with the editor and so forth.

Who qualifies for the grant programme?

We attribute grants on a case-by-case basis, after evaluating each application by committee. A non profit organization with low means, a noble purpose and a clear project would qualify.

Who is a good fit for the programme?

Your organization would be a good fit for the grant if you have a strong tech-savvy IT team, as it is your team who will install and manage the platform deployment internally.

What is the grant admission process and what happens afterwards?

An application must be submitted to the eXo platform executive board and is discussed and voted on in a meeting. The application needs to include standard materials describing the organization and the project. The board may ask additional questions or conduct some due diligence. If the candidacy is approved, a licensing agreement is shared with the organization and signed. Then the software and a license key are delivered.
The grant remains valid until cancelled, which may happen if the organization violates the agreement.

How to participate?

To participate, simply contact us and we will walk you through the process and the application details.

To learn more…

Here is the story of one of the first grant recipients. It gives a concrete idea about the type of projects that we hope would benefit from our grant programme.
As usual, comments and suggestions are welcome.
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In a nutshell, we grant an organization a particular license to use eXo platform commercial software for free. The organization then has the right to receive all software updates within the validity period of the grant.

 

See the full definition of grant programme

The programme’s goal is to help organizations that are pursuing a common good but have no means to purchase a license by providing them with enterprise grade software.

 

Find out the purpose of grant programme

The right to use our software in pursuit of the organization’s goal. This includes access to all software updates and evolutions, both major and minor.

 

Learn more about the component of grant programme

We attribute grants on a case-by-case basis, after evaluating each application by committee. A non profit organization with low means, a noble purpose and a clear project would qualify.

 

Find out who can benefit for the grant programme?

intranet is a term used with abundance whenever the subject of internal communication and collaboration is brought up which makes defining it a bit challenging. In its simplest form, an intranet is an internal website for your organization. It is used mainly for top-down communication where employees can access corporate news, policies and announcements.

 

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I am the Chief Executive Officer of eXo Platform (the open source digital workplace platform), a company that I co-founded while in college and that I came back to after several years in the banking and consulting industry. I blog about modern work, about open-source and sovereignty issues. Occasionally, I also blog about my personal areas of interest, such as personal development, work–life balance, sustainability and gender equality.
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