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We are sorry about our poor choice of words!

 Less than 2 days ago, we launched the Professional Edition of DotNetNuke.  This was an offer we designed and made public after talking to various businesses that expressed a desire for a product that they knew an organization would stand behind, support and guarantee.

In an effort to publicize the benefits of this offer; we issued a press release.  There is no easy way to say it.  We went over-board in our choice of words in describing the Community Edition.  In an effort to market the Professional Edition, we used phrases that weren't appropriate for the Community Edition.  While we had every right to market and publish the benefits of the Professional Edition; we were wrong in the choice of words we used to describe the Community Edition in this press release.
We understand that this choice of words has caused angst amongst a lot of you; many of whom have built your businesses on DotNetNuke.  For that, we unconditionally apologize.  I can think of 20 reasons why this happened --- we were busy; it slipped under the cracks; it was an oversight; etc etc.  Truth be said, the reasons don't matter.  The point is we erred and we are sorry.
I would like to reiterate ...
1.  Our intention is not and will never be to hurt the community edition and/or participants in the community.  We will continue to invest in and promote the community edition.

2.  Our intention is to promote the Professional Edition as a package that we will stand behind for businesses (small and large) to use.

3.  As we start this commercial journey ... as an organization, we have to learn to strike the 'balance' between commerce and community.  During this learning process, we will make some missteps.  That is expected.  But, we will learn quickly from those missteps.

4.  We will listen to all feedback from the community --- We will strive to accept the feedback that will help us get better as an organization.
As we continue on this journey of balancing 'community' and 'commerce' ... we will make mistakes.  The above was a mistake, albeit an inadvertent one.  The one thing I promise you is that as an organization; we will always listen to what you have to say and when we make mistakes, we will correct them.  
My only request to you is to keep intense emotion out of the dialogue, to the extent possible.  We are keen on building a large commercial business ecosystem; with your help and by working with you.
Once again, our sincere apologies for the angst caused due to our poor choice of words in the press release.


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