TYPO3 ELTS Terms and Conditions

1 Scope

This document describes the deliverables for an extended support agreement for TYPO3 CMS 6.2 and TYPO3 CMS 7.6. It defines the terms of service for extended support in order to provide customers with more time to plan or fulfill a migration to TYPO3 CMS 7, TYPO3 CMS 8 or TYPO3 CMS 9.
The initial time frame is planned to extend the support for an additional 3 years, ending respectively on:

ELTS 6.2: 1st year - March 31, 2018                         ELTS 7.6: 1st year - November 30, 2019
ELTS 6.2: 2nd year - March 31, 2019                       ELTS 7.6: 2nd year - November 30, 2020
ELTS 6.2: 3rd year - March 31, 2020                        ELTS 7.6: 3rd year - November 30, 2021

The extended support for any of the aforementioned versions might be extended beyond the given dates, although this is neither planned nor wanted at this point!

1.1 Customer Commitment

  • The customer gains read-access to a private repository that can be accessed either via a web interface using user name  and password or via command line by providing a public SSH key.

  • The customer commits to using the provided source code only within the limits of the package subscribed to.

  • The customer commits to not disclosing and/or exploiting issues known by having access to the private repository.

Violating these rules will end the agreement.

1.2 Support Team Commitment

  • The team commits to supplying fixes as outlined below a.s.a.p.

  • The team commits to informing all subscribers a.s.a.p. via email to allow proper planning of rollouts

  • The team commits to using the generated funds for supporting TYPO3 6.2 and TYPO3 7.6 and excess funds for further TYPO3 CMS development

1.3 Security Patches

Security issues that have been reported or fixed in the currently maintained TYPO3 CMS versions (8 and 9) will be backported to  TYPO3 CMS 6.2 and TYPO3 CMS 7.6, and made available in the private repository. See Notification down below for more details.

This service is included in the agreement

1.4 Browser Compatibility

Each major release of the following browsers will be tested against the latest TYPO3 version using a combination of automated and manual tests for ELTS 6.2:

  • Google Chrome 41+ incl. Google for Businesses

  • Apple Safari 5+ (Mac only)

  • Opera 11+

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+

  • Mozilla Firefox 34+

Each major release of the following browsers will be tested against the latest TYPO3 version using a combination of automated and manual tests for ELTS 7.6:

  • Google Chrome 69+ incl. Google for Businesses

  • Apple Safari 5+ (Mac only)

  • Microsoft Edge 13.+

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+

  • Mozilla Firefox 63+

The team ensures the backend of TYPO3 CMS 6.2 and TYPO3 CMS 7.6 supports these browsers. This service is included in the agreement.

1.5 Duration

The ELTS plans provided by the TYPO3 GmbH each have a total runtime of three years.

This total runtime is split into three fixed terms that are available for subscription separately and combined:

  • ELTS 6.2: 1st year - April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

  • ELTS 6.2: 2nd year - April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019

  • ELTS 6.2: 3rd year - April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020

  • ELTS 7.6: 1st year - December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019

  • ELTS 7.6: 2nd year - December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2020

  • ELTS 7.6: 3rd year - December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2021

1.6 3rd Party Extension Support

Priority support for 3rd party code can be requested by a customer and the workload will be estimated by the team.
All subscribers to the agreement will be informed about the expected workload and the problem with the 3rd party extension. This way the investment can be split up for customers interested in fixing the issue.
All customers sponsoring the fix will get access to a separate private repository hosting the respective 3rd party extension.
A list of all adopted 3rd party extensions will be available to all customers. If a customer requests access to a repository they did not have access to earlier, the cost will be split up and refunded to the other customers accordingly.
This refund can be acquired in one of the following ways:

  • Refund to bank account by end of the agreement (respectively March 31st, 2018 or March, 31st 2019).

  • Refund can be used in case another sponsoring is requested. Same rules as above apply.

  • Refund can be used to sponsor the development of TYPO3 CMS 9+

This service is not included in the support plan.

2 Notification

All customers and/or their respective TYPO3 agencies will be notified on the following occasions:

  • A security incident has been reported or was found.

  • This report may contain a time frame for resolving the problem.

  • A security incident has been fixed and a new packaged release is available.

  • Browser incompatibilities have been fixed and a new packaged release is available.

  • The team has received a 3rd party sponsor request and informs all customers about a sponsoring opportunity.

  • The team has changed parts of its infrastructure and customers need to be informed.

  • The agreement time frame has run out / will run out soon.

3 Maintenance Scripts

Under certain conditions it is necessary to apply changes to settings within TYPO3 CMS in order to fix a security issue.
The team will provide automated updating and migration scripts where possible or meaningful, together with detailed instructions on what needs to be changed and why.

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