Join the phpList FREE for Open Source Program
phpList.org and phpList.com exist today thanks to the work of many contributors to Open Source around the world.
And we want to help grow Open Source communities.
If you are an Open Source project and need expert marketing software, we are offering you a
FREE phpList Hosted Plus Account*.
We want to do more than just 'give back to the community'. We believe that we are part of the community, and that is why we are offering our paid-for Hosted Service for FREE to Open Source projects and companies.
By encouraging other Open Source projects to use our services, we want to extend the Open Source spirit of collaboration, transparency, inclusivity and community.
We do this to grow the ecosystem of Open Source projects, to support each other in growing and developing.
At phpList Ltd we only use Open Source applications in our operations and make our money with services, not licenses, and have done so for 20 years!
Our continued success is a testament to the work of hundreds of thousands of Open Source contributors around the world - and we want to contribute to the success of Open Source as a movement.
To sign up for the Free for Open Source plan
- Your Project has an OSI approved license and the Source Code of your Project can be accessed without the need to register or login to any systems. Preferably it is hosted by public hosting providers, like Gitlab or Github.
- Your Project has verifiably been established more than two years ago.
- We do not require you to be Not-For-Profit. In fact, we hope you manage to monetize your Project, as that will safeguard the future of your project for your customers and the Open Source community.
To use your phpList Hosted system, we request the following:
- That you only use your phpList installation to communicate with your subscribers about your Open Source project. This can be any content. phpList will handle the consent of your subscribers by allowing them to unsubscribe at any time.
- You can have a maximum of 50,000 subscribers and send up to a million emails per month.
- You send a campaign to your subscribers at least once every two months.
- We will give you the PLUS version of our hosted offering, which has the maximum amount of features, including creating additional logins and mapping your own domain to the service.
- Our team will handle the delivery of your campaigns in the same way as we do for our paid-for clients.
- We reserve the right to review your use of the service and determine if we think you comply with the above rules. If we consider the trust breached, we will convert your account into a paid-for one, and you can continue to use the services by paying for it.
- Your subscribe pages and emails will include a 'Powered by phpList' credit.
Join the FREE for Open Source program
Prior to applying for the FREE for Open Source Program consider whether you can pay for a phpList Hosted plan. This way, we will be able to support more Open Source projects that lack funding for an Email Marketing service.
To join and use this plan:
- Register an account on our site.
- Use the "Contact Us" form to get in touch with our team.
- Provide us with the following details:
- Project Name
- Project objective
- Project contact
- Location of source code
- Year established
- Approximate number of subscribers
- Expected monthly volume of emails