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    Best Student Information System

    I am looking for a good web based Students Information System
    Are there any free open source available

    Thanks

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    There was one but it's not any more.
    You'd be better off listing what features you need, setting a budget and shopping around.

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    I think Vikpaw was referring to the top one, when he said they are no longer free to settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
    I think Vikpaw was referring to the top one, when he said they are no longer free to settings.
    Interesting - there was a thread announcing scholarpack as an OpenSource MIS. So it's now not OpenSource? you can't revoke an OpenSource license so how does this work.


    Thread was here:
    ScholarPack - Open Source MIS

    @garrysaddington is Scholarpack still available under it's original license? Does anyone else have a download of it?

    I did find this
    Code:
     Originally Posted by email from Scholarpack
    Hello
    
    If you are receiving this email, it's because you are a school we currently host
    or a partner of ours. We're writing to tell you about a change in our business
    model. As you are all aware, our original aim was to provide ScholarPack free of
    charge and fund this using adverts on our Parents' Portal. Recently we did a
    review of our business model and realised that the usage of Internet advert
    blockers present in most modern browsers was on the increase at an alarming
    rate, such that it threw our future income into doubt. Therefore we have had to
    reconsider our funding strategy and will be moving towards a paid for model.
    
    To coincide with this change, we hope to have ScholarPack version 2 released on
    21st May, a little later than anticipated. All your installations will be
    upgraded near the time. This is a large upgrade with a very big interface update
    with regards to usability.
    
    Please get in touch if you have any questions and we'll do our best to answer
    them.
    
    Kind Regards
    The ScholarPack Team
    So what license was it originally published under?

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    Software can be released under any license the developer cares to use and he can change that license on any newly released software whether it was previously released as open source or not. It is correct that you cannot revoke the license of previously released open source software, and indeed we have not sought to do so. Any of our released downloads that are still in existence and we had over 1000 , still carry the GNU Affero license and the owners are freely available to do as they please with the software including making it available for download/sale etc.. However, the GNU Affero requires that any changes to the code are passed back to the original copyright owner and that is the company I now work for.
    ScholarPack is not now released in any form and is only available as S.A.A.S. hosted by Histon House Ltd., the company that now owns the copyright to ScholarPack. The decision not to release as open source any more was purely a commercial one dictated by the private investors that have allowed us to continue to develop ScholarPack into the product it has now become.
    The long quote above is with reference to our business model and has nothing to do with the open source or other nature of our software.
    Interestingly enough since we moved to a paid for model we have generated far more interest from schools, local authorities and resellers.

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    Thanks for that comprehensive answer Garry.

    If anyone out there does have a copy of the original Open Sourced code, an upload to github/sourceforge would be most welcome for anyone intending on creating a fork.

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    That is what I meant
    In the other thread that launched scholarpack you'll find a number of members that had downloaded it. Might be worth a post and offer to start a project.
    E-MIS could be the best MIS ever

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