After announcing the new maintenance policy yesterday, we have received various feedbacks from PrimeFaces Community. One common feedback is offering an option for community users who see PrimeFaces PRO fees as expensive considering their project budgets and still would like to avoid merging fixes from trunk to their local branches.
We listen to our community and thanks to the valuable feedback we are glad to announce that community members now also have the option to receive the binaries-sources of maintenance releases in an affordable way without being a PrimeFaces PRO user. Annual subscription to maintenance releases will also be offered so that by subscribing one year, you’ll have access to all maintenance versions released for a year. This model would be known as PrimeFaces Elite. The binaries-sources will be available to be purchased online at PrimeFaces.org and the fee per developer seat would be only 249$ per year.
Please note that, fixes of private maintenance branches will also be committed to public trunk so you always have the option to merge the changes from trunk back to your self-maintained local branch without paying a fee. The fee mentioned above is to avoid doing this and receive a certified-official PrimeFaces release from PrimeFaces Team.
Thanks to everyone who assisted us optimizing the policy! With your help, we’ll make PrimeFaces even greater!