Confluence, the Enterprise Wiki, Releases Free Personal License for Individuals

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Atlassian Software Systems today announces the introduction of free personal licenses of Confluence - the enterprise wiki. Individual users can now get a free license to the world's most deployed commercial wiki.

Atlassian Software Systems today announced the introduction of free personal licenses for their highly successful knowledge management product, Confluence, the enterprise wiki.

Confluence's ease-of-use, flexibility and outstanding practicality saw customers demanding to use the world's most popular commercial wiki as a personal productivity tool. The new licensing terms announced today are tailored specifically for individual users and mark a significant contribution in furthering the adoption of nascent wiki technology.

Wiki technology has emerged as one of the most practical knowledge management technologies available today. First established by Ward Cunningham in 1995, the wiki movement gained immense popularity thanks in part to the success of the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia .org). As a collaborative tool, wikis allow users to create, search, store and share information effortlessly. In doing so, wikis truly demystify knowledge management.

Confluence builds on the original wiki concept to deliver a knowledge management solution that retains the ease and simplicity of a traditional wiki whilst introducing enterprise features. Fine grained security, detailed content versioning, email integration, blogging, brilliant searching (including searching within attachments) and professional technical support are just some examples. Confluence is also in fact an 'über-wiki', allowing users to create unlimited 'spaces', where each space forms an independently managed wiki.

The ease and flexibility of Confluence means that users do not need a high level of technical expertise to use it. Confluence is an ideal alternative for individuals who want to create a highly usable online space for storing information, blogging, conducting discussions or for storing emails and files - all in either a secure or a public environment.

The introduction of the free Confluence Personal License reflects Atlassian's commitment to the development of the wiki movement. True to its core values of simplicity, transparency and empowerment, Atlassian is helping to make knowledge management and collaboration enjoyable, flexible, and accessible to all.

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

Confluence 1.4 is available via Atlassian's web site. Confluence is a web-based application that runs on any platform and supports most major databases. Download Confluence from the Atlassian website: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10651

ABOUT ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS PTY LTD

Atlassian Software Systems Pty Ltd is an innovative Australian software company providing enterprise software solutions to the world's leading organizations. Atlassian currently has offices in Sydney, Australia and New York, USA. Atlassian's mission is to build a different kind of software company - one that listens to client needs, values innovation in development and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. Atlassian's commitment to legendary service provides consistent, high quality support for all our customers. For more information visit Atlassian's website: http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR/10650

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further details or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Benjamin Naftzger

Sales & Marketing Director

ATLASSIAN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS PTY LTD

Ph: (61 2) 9299 8761

Mob: (61) (0) 402 871 882

E: ben@atlassian.com

http://www.atlassian.com/c/PR-C/10631

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