“Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer”. We sometimes call it “libre software” to show we do not mean it is gratis.Richard Stallman - GNU
uniCenta oPOS started as hobby project in 2010 and when I set out the goals were to:
- Develop a commercial-grade open source POS
- Make it as accessible as possible to all SME’s
- Help businesses save time & money
- Build a global brand in the POS niche.
uniCenta built its presence and user base on a very casual distribution model through its own site and various open source channels like Sourceforge
There is no mechanism in place to enforce you to register or give up any info’ about yourself. And, I believe this approach was and is a significant part of the reason for uniCenta’s success.
Simply put, the offer was; Download it, Own it, Use it.
It still is that model today.
Download and popularity growth is entirely word-of-mouth and organic. Money was not a motive for uniCenta’s existence and I believe the original goals have withstood the test of time and are still as relevant today as they were in 2010.
It makes us what we are today – ranked by Capterra as #4 most popular POS 2018 for example.
In 2016 support by subscription was introduced after continued requests from new and existing users.
Every day sees more subscribers, from all around the world, put their trust in uniCenta and join us in our vision
For future: We aim to work closer with our customers by offering powerful plug-ins to uniCenta oPOS
I look forward to welcoming you to the uniCenta oPOS Point Of Sale project.
– Capterra ranks us #4 Most Popular POS for second year running
|2015 – uniCenta oPOS was ranked #3 in Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular POS|
|2013 – Received the prestigious BOSSIE Award|