Confluence License is permanent ?

Dear all, 

I do not know if Confluence License is permanent or not ?. In case, I buy as below then I have to pay again for the second year or just pay for support only ?

1 Confluence (Server) 100 Users: Commercial License
- Support Period: 12 month(s)

Thanks,

VuNH

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Hi,

You have to renew the license every year. So 12 months from the day you purchase this 100 user license you will need to purchase another 12 months and so on.

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your answer. I understand here the renewing license is for technical support and software update ?. My server keeps working after license expires ?

I am not sure since I have never let our instance expire but I would assume some functionality would not work anymore. You probably won't be able to create new users or add new content but pages may still be viewable at least. You would also probably get a message somewhere on the page stating that your license has expired. Their business is based on licensing so you have to keep renewing the license if you want to use it. 

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I would strongly recommend that you purchase the renewal licence after the first 12 months to get all the updates.

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I'm no expert on licensing, but Atlassian states (https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/confluence/#serverlicenses-1):

Our software licenses entitle you to perpetual use, and include 12 months maintenance (updates/support) commencing from the date of purchase. Renewing maintenance is entirely optional.

This makes me assume that you need not to renew. Although new and interesting features will probably tempt you to do so ... wink

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