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Jennifer Guerin
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Alchemy is the editor of Phraseanet, an Open Source Digital Asset Management system. Founded in 1996, Alchemy started as a French distributor of the Phrasea products. In 2005, the company launched Phraseanet, a web-based solution to manage pictures, videos and other digital files such as audio and PDF documents. 

Since 2010, Phraseanet is an Open Source software published under GPL 3 license. It is used today by government agencies, administrations, TV channels, universities and many others. Alchemy provides a range of support services, as well as SaaS.

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Years Trading
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  • Paris, France
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    Clients & Customers
  • Aigle International
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • University of Lille 3
  • University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • VINCI group
  • Canal + Group
  • TF1
  • France Televisions
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Monoprix
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  • DAM Foundation 10 Core Characteristics Compliant
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    Licensing Model
    This refers to the type of licence the DAM system software is supplied under. Proprietary means that the developer restricts access to the source code (the instructions used to generate the software). Open source means that the developer provides full access to the code so you can modify it yourself. Split model is hybrid and means they may offer both options with some restrictions removed (or added) depending on the model chosen. If split is selected, it is advisable to verify the differences with the vendor.
  • Open Source
  • Licence Notes
    Phraseanet is published under GNU GPL3 license.
    Open Source OSI Licence Used
    If the vendor has indicated they offer an open source or split model licence (i.e. both open source and commercial options) then for the open source element, they should be able to provide an OSI (Open Source Initiative) approved licence. If one is not specified, their product may not be genuinely open source.
    GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)


    Software Delivery Methods
  • Installed (On-Premise)
  • SaaS

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