First of all, thank you for all your support to ZenTao.
We have been preparing for the release of the Professional version for quite a long time. Based on the feedback from our users and senior developers in the IT industry, ZenTao team have added several features to ZenTao Pro. Our intention to launch ZenTao Pro is to provide more ideal service and features, such as the Gantt chart, Kanban, Excel export. Those service and features cater to IT projects. Meanwhile, ZenTao Pro features will be on our official website for users to download separately.
1. Why do we launch ZenTao Pro? Is ZenTao no longer open source?
ZenTao team have been dedicated to open source, whether its products are entirely open source, to solve problems for users free of charge, or to continuously upgrade its version and features. You can see our determination to open source from all we have done.
The reason that we launched ZenTao Pro is that we do it for survival rather than just for profit. ZenTao will be optimized continuously only when our team can survive in this world. If ZenTao team no longer exist due to financial insufficiency, ZenTao will lose vitality and gradually disappear. This means there will be one less free and open source software for users, and no one wants to see it happening.
It has been ups and downs for the whole open source community, and especially in China. We will keep making efforts to open source in our own way. ZenTao team would like to make a statement here: To charge is to better open source.