Atlassian Apps Free for Open Sources: How to gain access?

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Atlassian offers a lot of additions to its main software products, such as Jira, Bamboo, Confluence, etc. These additions, also called apps or plugins, can be purchased on Atlassian Marketplace. Apps are built by vendors, companies like SolDevelo that use Atlassian products daily, are software houses and want to develop their own addons or develop functionalities that may be helpful for their own teams and the rest of the users of Atlassian.

There is a huge variety of plugins offered on the Marketplace.

Atlassian Apps Free for Open Sources

For example, SolDevelo has created 3 Apps: QAlity Plus (for test management), Worklogs (for time tracking and reports) and Multiple Checklists (for organizing work, criteria of “done”).

Atlassian Apps Free for Open Sources

They offer a wide range of discount programs for many different organizations and communities.

Two months ago Atlassian made big changes in the discount program for open-source organizations. Since May 3rd 2021, customer discount for server and cloud products for open sources is 100%. It means that they are free of charge.

Atlassian Apps Free for Open Sources

How can I get Marketplace Apps for free?

To gain access to the discount, you first need to apply for open source license. It will allow you to use the following Atlassian products for free:

  • Jira Work Management/Software/Service Management
  • Advanced Roadmaps for Jira
  • Confluence
  • Team Calendars for Confluence
  • Bamboo (self-managed)
  • Fisheye (self-managed)
  • Crucible (self-managed)
  • Bitbucket Cloud (Standard plan)
  • Atlassian Access
  • Statuspage
  • Marketplace Apps

Apply using this form.

An organization with Open-Source Cloud Subscription has access to Atlassian products for free. That means also Marketplace. The Open-Source Subscription opens a door to a thousands apps for free.

The process of gaining access to free Atlassian apps might be a little bit confusing. At first, you sign up for a trial period for the app that you are interested in. Only after the trial is ending, you will be granted further free access to the app, on the basis of your open source license.

To be 100% sure if that’s how it works, we’ve asked the Atlassian Community, and here is the answer from a member of the Atlassian Team:

Atlassian Apps Free for Open Sources
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We hope that it helps! Should you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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