Base One Launches New Model of Open Source - With Pay
NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the release of its latest product, Base One International has taken a radical step, both in its pricing and in its entire approach to selling software. Base One has introduced a new subscription-based publication, Essential Software Library, devoted to open source developer tools. The company is putting its new model of open source to the test with a focus on programming tools in source code form for web and Windows development with Visual Studio. Hosted on Content Galaxy, Essential Software Library includes single developer licenses and source code for Base One's full line of products, for an annual subscription price of $29.95. In addition to its own products, Base One is planning to incorporate developer and power user tools from independent authors and vendors into Essential Software Library.
For Content Galaxy, Essential Software Library represents a crucial milestone - the first live publication built on the Content Marketplace Platform (CMP), its proprietary infrastructure for premium content hosting services. CMP handles payment processing, subscription management, accounting, reporting, and security, guaranteeing that all participants (content providers, publishers, editors, and affiliates) are compensated according to clear, verifiable formulas based on actual subscriber usage.
"The concept of open source typically is associated with a hodge-podge of free and, all too often, marginally supported software," said Steven Asherman, President and Chief Technology Officer of Base One. "We are absolute believers in open source, but adding pay gives programmers an opportunity for an entirely new avenue of income. By pooling together a body of well curated, top-notch software from many independent content providers, Essential Software Library will offer a compelling value to subscribers, while ensuring that authors and editors are appropriately motivated to contribute work of the highest quality."
About Base One International
Base One International Corp., headquartered in New York City, has been selling programming tools and providing business consulting services since its founding in 1993. The company specializes in building commercial software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Its customers have included the U.S. Government, Fortune 500 companies, and a variety of fast-growing, mid-sized firms in finance, insurance, media, health care, and communications. With a number of U.S. patents and additional patents pending, Base One is recognized for its work in high-performance database technology and distributed computing. http://www.boic.com
About Content Galaxy
Content Galaxy is a company that provides subscription-based web content hosting services. Founded in 2008 by a group of Base One employees, Content Galaxy uses Base One tools and software components in its infrastructure for payment processing, subscription management, accounting, reporting and security. http://www.contentgalaxy.com