Press Release December 15, 2010

SplendidCRM Releases Version 5.0 Community Edition under GNU Affero General Public License v3

Raleigh, NC (December 15, 2010) -- SplendidCRM Software, Inc., a pioneering provider of Microsoftcentric Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, has adopted the GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 (AGPLv3) for its Community Edition.

"We are pleased to join the crowd of free and open source (FOSS) applications", said Paul Rony, President and Founder of SplendidCRM Software. This release includes the full set of SQL source code in the Community Edition, something that was previously only available in the Professional and Enterprise Editions. An article on the subject of Commercial Open-Source licensing has been posted at

"Version 5.0 also marks a milestone as we have removed all SugarCRM copyright information from the application", said Mr. Rony. "By removing references to SugarCRM, we are making the statement that we intend to be an open-source leader and not just a follower." In addition to being available from the SplendidCRM web site, the SplendidCRM 5.0 Community Edition will be available on CodePlex and the Microsoft Windows Web App Gallery.

To download SplendidCRM 5.0, please visit the downloads page on

The full text of the GNU Affero General Public License Version 3 can be found at

About SplendidCRM Software, Inc.
Founded in 2005, SplendidCRM Software provides a Microsoft-centric open-source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application that enables users to leverage their existing Microsoft infrastructure. Recently SplendidCRM was named a recipient of 2009 and 2010 CRM Market Awards as a Leader by CRM magazine. The company is located in the Research Triangle, North Carolina, and is privately held.

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