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JIRA for only private purposes free?

I got word that the use of JIRA for only private purposes is free of charge.

I only use JIRA for me and my wife.

Is this correct and what do you need to verify the private usage.

3 answers

No, this is not right. You need a license in any case. In your case you need a starter license (1-10 users) for $10. Please read

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Hello Marcel,

All atlassian tools are free free for use by official not for profit organisations and charities, not for private purposes. As Mathias said, you need 10 users license.



nic Community Leader May 11, 2014

Secular charities by the way.

Also, if you just buy the $10 licence, that money all goes to a reading charity, which is nice too.

Like Benjamin Trolte likes this


I will do that later.  I volunteer for Heart and Stroke, and Habitat for humanity. My wife makes monthly payment to sick kids

I live in a housing coop that is a non-profit established since 1982. We have a maintenance team of volunteers, I wish I could use JIRA to track our work to be done. Would that fit in the not for profit free for use?

nic Community Leader Jul 06, 2019

Possibly - the basic rules are "charity" (not strictly "non profit" - there's a large shopping chain in the UK that qualifies as "non profit", but absolutely is not a charity) and "secular". 

Best thing to do is fill in the application for a free licence and see what happens.

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Jimcy Atlassian Team May 11, 2014

Hi Marcel,

We used to offer a free 3 user license years ago, but we discontiued that when we introduced the Starter License program in 2009. All the proceeds from the $10 licenses goes to Room to Read to build reading rooms and libraries for children.

Hi all!

A question related to this issue.

If I want to buy a starter license for private use at home I have to fill the company information too.

The field in the form are mandatory.

But I don't have any company. Should I write something like "-" in all fields related to the company

Thank you in advance!!

Jimcy Atlassian Team Dec 01, 2014

Hi Moises,

The field is mandatory, it is used for licensing. You'll then want to put your name in the field so it can licensed to you.

I hope this explains.

Jim Conaty

Thanks for tis opportunity. I am trying to personally learn the use of JIRA.

I will try to practice it with fictitious projects. I will not use it for any commercial purpose . This has to be practiced only in my home

Kind regards,

Joe Chiejina

Like Precis Mizrahi likes this

You can also use Zoho.  They do have a free tier for 3 users or less.  I do wish Jira still had this feature for us (very) small businesses, or personal use (hard to pay $10 a month when you are starting out and not making money, only spending it).

There are many other software out there that can be used for your purposes. Start with Trello, although even that is acquired by Atlassian now, it still can be used for the free use purpose.

Just use the search term JIRA alternative in Google

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