Atlassian Selling JIRA, Confluence for $5 to Small Teams

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-04-20

Atlassian, maker of popular issue tracking and wiki software for enterprises, has announced a new "stimulus package" to help small teams gain access to its software.

Starting April 20, Atlassian is enabling small teams and startups to get the company's most popular IT tools, Atlassian JIRA and Confluence, for $5. Indeed, through April 24, Atlassian will be selling fully functional "starter licenses" of Confluence and JIRA for $5 each, for up to five users, with all the proceeds going to charity.

"We realize that in times like these, some of the people that need our software the most can't afford to spend the money," said Mike Cannon-Brookes, CEO of Atlassian. "If you've been laid off and are starting on a new entrepreneurial mission or if you're part of a small team with a tight budget, Confluence and JIRA are now within your reach."

Atlassian's offer provides users with a significant discount on its flagship software. JIRA enables users to prioritize, assign, track, report and audit their software issues. Confluence is a wiki that lets users create and share pages, documents and rich content with their teammates. Both products start at $1,200 each-and the deal is only available through April 24.

Cannon-Brookes said all proceeds from the Atlassian Stimulus Package will be donated by the Atlassian Foundation to Room to Read, a charity that builds libraries and schools for children in developing nations.

Atlassian will be donating up to 5,000 licenses in the next five days, hoping to raise up to $25,000 for Room to Read, enough to build five or six libraries.

Starter Licenses, available for JIRA Enterprise and Confluence for $5 each, include a fully functional copy of the product and come with one year of support. They can be renewed on a yearly basis for $5, no strings attached. For more information and to purchase a Starter License go to  


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