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SugarCRM's Community Edition 5.0 Beta Released

Posted on 8.29.2007
SugarCRM Inc., the world's leading provider of commercial free/libre and open source (FLOSS) customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced the beta availability of Sugar Community Edition 5.0 for download and testing by the Sugar community. Sugar Community Edition 5.0 is being released under the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3), a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation.

"We are excited to ship Beta 1 of Sugar Community Edition 5.0 under the GPLv3," said John Roberts, CEO and co-founder of SugarCRM. "We believe the GPLv3 will become the global standard license for free and open source software." The adoption of GPLv3 will enable faster development cycles, more code contributions and additional beta testing feedback, which ultimately increases the quality of CRM for businesses world-wide.

The Sugar community is comprised of over 10,000 developers located in five continents who have already contributed more than 400 CRM extensions based on the core Sugar code. Sugar Community Edition 5.0 is available in beta today at sugarforge.org.

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