Public vs Private vs Open Source

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22 Nov, 2008 01:42 AM


What the difference between Public and Open Source projects? Does it relates to git some how?

For personal plan i can have 3 "Projects you can manage at once". Does it mean that I can have only three private projects? What does it mean "manage at once"?


  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 22 Nov, 2008 07:53 AM

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    Public projects are projects which can be contributed to from non-account members, so they are open for submitting tickets from anyone.

    Open Source functions in the same way, but it's designed for Open Source software and other Open Source projects under various licensing. These are free, and do not count against your Lighthouse member or project count of your plan.

    There is no relation to git, just that the software or project is under open source licensing.

    Yes, you can have three private project and a total of 10 account/project members. Open Source projects do not count against the project count, and project members of only open source projects are not counted against your plan.

    "At once" refers to under that account. It probably could be worded better.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

  2. 2 Posted by alr on 22 Nov, 2008 08:07 PM

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    Thx for you clear explanation.

    One more question. On Plan and Payments details page I see this Your current plan Free, signed up on November 6, 2008 Your trial ends In 15 days, on December 6, 2008

    I am on free plan now, does it mean that my account will be blocked and I have to migrate to other plan at December 6? I thought that Free Plan is unlimited, is it?

  3. 3 Posted by Will Duncan on 22 Nov, 2008 09:45 PM

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    Thats just a glitch in the payment system, your free plan won't expire. Basically no matter what you do your first 30 days are free.

  4. 4 Posted by Rick on 26 Nov, 2008 12:21 AM

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    No, it's not a glitch. Just unclear perhaps. Your first 30 days is the trial period, where you can basically try any plan you want. After that, you'll start being charged for your use. The free plan's price is $0 though, so there's no charge for it.

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