The Open Source Advantage

APPX Software, Inc. is pleased to provide APPX BANG! (Business Applications, Next Generation), a fully integrated suite of general business and distribution applications, under the GNU General Public License (GPL) with the APPX Supplemental License, which allows users and developers to obtain, modify, run, and redistribute the software at no charge. Open source software offers many benefits including:

  • No license fees
  • Free source code
  • Modificatons allowed
  • No runtime restrictions
  • Copying and redistribution allowed

FAQ's - Open Source APPX Business Applications

1. What applications are available under the Open Source License?

The Open Source APPX Business Applications include all of the standard general business and distribution modules: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Budget Accounting, General Subsidiary, Inventory Control, Purchase Order, Sales Order Entry, Commission Accounting, and Sales Analysis.

2. Can I download, install, and use these applications for free?

Yes, there is no license fee associated with the Open Source APPX Business Applications. However, the APPX Utility, which was used to develop the APPX Business Applications, is needed to modify and run the APPX Business Applications. If you do not already have an APPX license, you must first acquire one. A free, single-user APPX license is available through our Single-User Linux Promotion. A free, multi-user APPX license is available through our Multi-User Linux Promotion to anyone who purchases a year of support.

3. Can I modify these applications?

Yes, under terms of the GPL, all of the applications may be modified. You may modify the applications yourself or you may contract with APPX Resellers or other consultants to do so. Note that the terms of the GPL stipulate that distribution of all derivative products must also be under the GPL.

4. What if I want to sell modified applications to someone?

The GPL prohibits this, so the Open Source APPX Business Applications may not be modified and then sold. However, APPX Software, Inc. has a reseller program that does allow you to develop and market derivative applications under a commercial license instead of an open source license.

5. Can the applications be run in a multi-user environment?

Yes, the applications are specifically designed for multi-user operation. However, a multi-user APPX runtime license is required for the desired number of users.

6. Why should I consider a Commercial license instead of an Open Source license?

Open Source software is distributed "as is". Our Commercial software license provides certain protections and assurances not offered by the Open Source license. A commercial license can be acquired for a nominal license fee. The software is the same in either case.

7. Are the APPX Business Applications only available on the Linux platform?

No, the Open Source APPX Business Applications are distributed as Intel-compatible, APPX design files and can be installed on other Intel-compatible APPX platforms such as Windows®.

8. What support options are available for the Open Source Business Applications?

APPX Software, Inc. offers a wide variety of free and premium support options. To help you get started, free technical support via e-mail will be provided by APPX Software, Inc. during the installation and setup of APPX and the APPX Business Applications. After you complete the setup of the Open Source APPX Business Applications, our premium support options can help ensure that your system and your business will run smoothly. There are also several online resources available at no charge. A full range of services including technical assistance, training, programming services, and consulting are available from APPX Software, Inc. as well as our authorized resellers.

9. Is this a limited-time promotion?

No. The decision to provide an Open Source version of the APPX Business Applications is not reversible. Future releases of the applications may include differences between the Open Source and the commercial versions, but all software released under the GPL must always remain freely available under that license.

 

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