- Latest Updates: Moqui Framework 1.4.0 and Mantle Business Artifacts 0.5.1

Moqui Framework version 1.4.0, a major new feature and bug fix release, is now available. For more information see the Moqui Framework page.

Mantle Business Artifacts version 0.5.1 includes data model and services for procure to pay, order to cash, and work plan to cash processes, and data model for much more. For more information see the Mantle Business Artifacts page.

If you would like to help move things along faster, please Donate or contact David E. Jones to sponsor specific features.

- Introduction: What is Moqui?

Moqui Ecosystem is a set of free and open source software projects for building enterprise automation applications such as eCommerce, ERP, CRM, SCM, MRP, EAM, POS, etc.

  • Moqui Framework: Synergistic tools for efficient and flexible application building
  • Mantle Business Artifacts: Universal business artifacts to make your applications easier to build and implicitly integrated with other apps built on Moqui and Mantle
    • Universal Data Model (UDM)
    • Universal Service Library (USL)
    • Universal Business Process Library (UBPL)
  • Moqui Crust: Add-on themes, tool integrations, applications, etc

While useful for developing a wide variety of applications the primary audiences for these projects are developers, architects, designers, and analysts in:

  • Organizations needing custom software, from existing system augmentation to complete end-to-end systems
  • Commercial software vendors looking for a reliable and flexible foundation to allow them to focus on differentiating features
  • Open source projects who need to maximize the results of development time
  • Custom software consulting and system integration who need the tools to efficiently build anything a client might want

To interact with the Moqui community use:

- Model: License? Resources?

License

Moqui is (real) free software.

In open source terminology it is both free as in beer (gratis) and free as in liberty (libre). The free as in liberty part for Moqui means real liberty. It does not mean the pages of cumbersome restrictions and hints of legal action that are so common in open source licenses. It means you have no restrictions and no obligations. It means that the ubiquitous disclaimer of liability is accompanied by a similar disclaimer of copyrights.

Moqui is in the public domain.

Resources and Management

To maintain a high level of quality and provide for long-term sustainable maintenance Moqui is operated using a professionally moderated code base model. This model is based on free-market principles and takes in account the motivations and needs of all parties involved:

  • user: any user of the software (developer, end-user, etc)
  • sponsor: anyone who backs new features and changes to the software
  • contributor: developer who contributes code and then hires (and collaborates with) a moderator to make it part of the project
  • moderator: developer with commit access to the official code repository and who personally works on the design and development and maintenance of the software (intentionally very small group)

No changes go into the official code repository without detailed personal review by one of the moderators. It is common for users of software to want certain things to be different, or new things to be added. Under this model the normal way to get this done is to pay a moderator to either implement the desired changes, or review a patch from the contributor, make revisions as needed, and then commit the changes.

Under this model:

  • users get a piece of software that is well thought out and thoroughly reviewed
  • users save time wasted by meaningless changes causing them problems
  • users don't have to worry about bad changes being committed without thorough review
  • users can count on software that will be around for a long time
  • contributors don't wait endlessly for feedback or worry about contributions being ignored
  • contributors can count on detailed feedback and, as needed, discussion and collaboration to get the best possible change committed, or a good explanation of why it won't be
  • sponsors enjoy fast response times to requests for new features or other changes
  • the software stays aligned with the design goals
  • the software does not suffer from decay over many years of life as random people scratch random itches or commit for convenience based on requirements from clients

For contribution moderation please contact David E. Jones

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