PrimeFaces’ betrayal

On March 24, 2013, in JSF, Open Source, PrimeFaces, Rants, by lucasterdev

PrimeFaces is now PrimeFace$, and isn’t open source anymore.

Their license page still reads:

PrimeFaces is open source, completely free to use and licensed under Apache License V2. Briefly you can use PrimeFaces in open source or commercial projects following the terms of the license.

Apache License

Version 2.0, January 2004

That’s not the case anymore, since private branches exist now that are only available to paying clients.

PrimeTek will now make sure that, from now on, only bug rigged, released once in a blue moon pre-alpha versions will be made available to the community, who will serve as a bunch of free beta testers.


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