Commercial service providers will be able to offer OX Documents for about €0.10 ($0.13) per user per year, said Laguna. "The numbers go down if you are bigger, and smaller companies probably have to pay a bit more," he said. Pricing will mostly depend on negotiations though, with the number of users, the duration of the contract and the amount of applications needed as important factors.
The 10 cents per user per year is the amount that has to be paid by service providers to offer the software freely to users. If service providers sell additional services on top of Open-Xchange, like more storage for example, Open-Xchange gets a revenue share of around 25 percent to 35 percent that is also negotiable.
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