Center Open Publish Announcement
As you know, FP Complete’s mission is to drive the wide-scale
adoption of Haskell functional programming. As our next step in
this mission, I’m pleased to announce we are releasing our full FP
Haskell Center (FPHC) free for developers of open projects. This
model will be very familiar to Haskellers and GitHub users.
FPHC has been live online for a little less than a year and has
been very successful. I’m proud of our hard-working team who have
achieved so much so quickly, using many important open-source
components as well as some very good commercial services. Because
of this progress and the support and activity from our users, we
have reached the point where we can give even more back to the
Haskell community and do more to promote the overall advancement of
As of October 1, users of our free Community or “Open Publish”
edition will have access to features previously offered only to
FPHC Commercial customers. This includes complete remote git
support, complete git command line integration for Emacs clients,
as well as git “mega repos,” and inter-project dependencies.
With these increased free features, the paid Personal edition is
no longer needed. If you have a Personal license, we’ll stop
charging you, and will renew you to a free Open Publish license.
Similarly, Academic accounts will also convert to Open Publish
Unlike Commercial licenses, Open Publish accounts will
automatically publish all projects on the FPHC site with each
commit. Open Publish accounts aren’t available on private servers,
and won’t include a shared or private FP Application Server. Of
course we continue to offer the paid Commercial license for those
who need it — but most people won’t.
We’re confident that access to more capable tools will inspire
others to be more involved with pushing Haskell forward, and we
believe this move will better suit open source projects and
Now that our corporate clients are expanding their work orders
with us, we can offer even more for open source developers. This
has also afforded us the opportunity to focus on our own innovative
Haskell projects which we will be rolling out over time. Our
corporate clients are excited by what we’ve been able to deliver
with our Haskell-built tools, and this is just the beginning. Of
course we also continue to contribute to Yesod, Fay, GHC, Stackage,
and other important Haskell community projects beyond FP Haskell
Innovation is about motivation, and we hope our free tools for
open source Haskell developers provide the resources and motivation
to build more projects. What has already been amassed in our School
of Haskell is proof that the Haskell community knows how to build
great resources given the right tools and forums. Keep up the
amazing work and let us know what else we can do to help.
Aaron Contorer, CEO, FP Complete
Planned Release Schedule:
- As of July 31, we will no longer be offering the yearly
Personal edition. The monthly edition will continue to be available
to allow Personal subscribers to continue using git while we
prepare the new FPHC Open Publish license. At this time we will
continue to offer FPHC Professional and Community licenses.
- On August 30, we will stop accepting new monthly Personal
- October 1, we will release the new enhanced free Open Publish
Community edition and discontinue online purchases and monthly
subscriptions. At this time, all previous Community and personal
licenses will become FPHC Open Publish licenses. New yearly paid
FPHC commercial licenses may still be ordered by contacting
FP Complete Sales.
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