Free Enterprise Release

When can we expect to the see the Enterprise edition made available as a free download as was noted in the newsletter sent out a couple weeks ago? I have the requirement to implement this solution that will be used company wide but I would rather hold out in order to take advantage of some of the great functional features included in the enterprise edition if this is something that can be expected within the next week or two. If my memory serves me correctly the expected release was end of March / early April.


I seriously doubt that Enterprise Version is going to be free. You can download it and run it for a limited time as a trial. The enterprise version is how Jive can afford to pay their employees and release other products.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding the below email that was sent a while back:

Thank you so much for your interest in Jive Software’s Openfire Enterprise.  Jive continues to grow and expand, and we have many exciting new announcements in the coming weeks ahead regarding our product lines.  Openfire in particular has played as a key part in Jive’s history and we place tremendous value in XMPP enabled RTC technology as a strategic part of our future.  The Open Source community also continues to be a big part of Jive’s culture and commitment.  To that end, beginning in April, we will start offering our Openfire Enterprise plug-in for free open source download through our Ignite Realtime forums site.  So for Jive’s existing Openfire clients we will be offering extended support for the product but as of April will no longer be selling the product, so if you are considering to utilize the technology please note that Jive will not be offering support options beyond our current customer community. If you would like to learn more about Jive’s Clearspace collaboration and community software along with information on our upcoming 2.0 release please check out our site at [] Other links you might find helpful include – Ignite Realtime Forums: [] Jivespace- Developers Community: [] Finally, please feel free to contact us via phone or email with any further questions, comments or concerns. Sincerely, Matt _______________________
Sales Support Specialist Jive Software
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OK…and Wow. There is little room for error in the interpretation of that message. I would like to here an answer on that as well then.

Sorry for the poor formating. I copied and pasted (obviously) and it looked formatted well in the preview box. I didnt check it after posting as I was on my way out the door.

Do you pay for some product from Jive? I mean I have heard nothing like this until your posting. If turns out to be true I feel so shunned.

wow it is exciting news. hope it is what we think it is.

a_user wrote:

When can we expect to the see the Enterprise edition made available as a free download as was noted in the newsletter sent out a couple weeks ago?

I just conversed with our Jive accout rep., and she said that she doesn’t know the actual date yet, but it’s happening soon. The timing of this thread is funny, because the topic of Openfire Enterprise license renewal came up in a meeting I was in earlier today.

Our account rep. said clustering is the only catch - they pay a royalty for clustering support… so that gets a little tricky - she doesn’t know all the details there yet but they will let us know when they’re ironed out. We currently pay for clustering support, which is charged in addition to the Enterprise license and is per node, not per user.

Let’s just hope this wasnt April’s first joke Though Alexander’s message sounds serious. Interesting enough. Wonder what features could become free for all (reporting, archiving, sparkweb). We dont need clustering, but other features could be handy. This could be incorporated in original Openfire, so users wont need to play with plugins.

I receiced this message March 18, 2008. A ways before April fool’s

Anyways lets hope this does in fact come to fuitation. I am most interested in the reporting and web clients and we do no have a necessity for the clustering technologies at this point. So this would be a wonderful addition to an already great product.

Just in case you have not heard for sure that Openfire Enterprise will be discontinued and its features will be part of the Openfire Opensource version, here is the news from the horse’s mouth;, read right where it says “Openfire Enterprise”.

Interesting. Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking around for a more publicly acknowledgble article or news release and couldnt find anything. I am guessing the enterprise plugin has still not been released quite yet though?

thanks for that.

What does this mean for future development on openfire? is Jive ditching openfire all together? I know spark isn’t developed like it used to be, does that mean we can expect the development cycle of openfire to be similar (or non-existent)?

I am quite sure Openfire development will continue as usual at least for current and prospective OEM license clients/users and more importantly to keep it being the XMPP/Jabber server of choice. I hope they make the new v3.5 installer and source available for download very soon so we can delve in and start toying around with them. I assume all the plugins will now be part of Openfire Opensource since it is going opensource in its entirety no holds barred, at least that is what is implied on the announcement “The Openfire Enterprise commercial product has been discontinued and much of the technology is now part of the Openfire Open Source project.

can anyone access this file Openfire Enterprise End of Life FAQ. ?

it says unauthorized for me.

It tell me the same thing, I guess no one is authorized.

I am Maybe everyone is authorized now. Anyway. It only says that this FAQ is in progress.

I really like that part, that ENT features would be incorporated, so there wont be a separate plugin.

Now I see that Enterprise is essentially being intergrated with the free Openfire, but does that mean there will be no more development on the project in general? My company is thinking about picking up this service and we don’t want to be left behind if Jive is deciding to just ditch support.

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I am unable to Upload free Enterprise jar file to my OpenFire Server…whenever I upload it I found an error on error.log file…Like this

2008.04.18 15:29:09 org.jivesoftware.util.log.util.CommonsLogFactory$1.error( 87) Line=19 The content of element type “dwr” must match “(init?,allow?,signatures?)”.

2008.04.18 15:31:09 org.jivesoftware.openfire.container.PluginManager$PluginMonitor.unpackArchives(P Corrupted pack file: magic/ver = CAFED00D/160.1 should be CAFED00D/150.7

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2008.04.19 10:36:12 org.jivesoftware.openfire.container.PluginManager.loadPlugin( 506) Error loading plugin: /usr/share/openfire/plugins/enterprise

java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.jivesoftware.openfire.enterprise.EnterprisePlugin


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