Why? Because Tendenci – The Open Source Association Management Software is open source and available to the world.
Richard Stallman asked himself a simple question. What does society need?
“What does society need? It needs information that is truly available to its citizens — for example, programs that people can read, fix,
adapt,and improve, not just operate. But what software owners typically deliver is a black box that we can’t study or change. Society alsoneeds freedom. When a program has an owner, the users lose freedomto control part of their own lives.
And, above all, society needs to encourage the spirit of voluntary cooperation in its citizens. When software owners tell us that helping our neighbors in a natural way is “piracy”, they pollute our society’s civic spirit.
This is why we say that free software is a matter of freedom, not price.”
— Richard Stallman, Why Software Should Not Have Owners
Serious question: What differentiates Tendenci from all other AMS?
- Well, what other MAJOR AMS can you self deploy on the servers of your choice? In the data center of your choice? In the country of your choice? With the encryption and firewall restrictions of YOUR CHOICE. That’s just the beauty of open source.
- The price starts at zero. It. Is. Fully. Open Source. Here is a list of alternatives to Tendenci AMS (hint: almost all aren’t open).
- We take security very serious. Tendenci is the strongest and most secure web-based software platform for NPO’s globally. We also understand there are no “perfect” or “completely secure” systems. But we do more than just try. Transpar
ency is the key to Open Source AMS – no in-betweens. So there’s that.
- Languages? Ok! You can translate your AMS into the language of your choice. Although, you might find someone has already done this for you – 70+ languages of them.