Socialtext Launches Free Offering

Palo Alto-based Socialtext reports this morning that the firm has launched a new, free version of the firm's tools. According to the firm, Socialtext Free 50 will offer use of its tools for up to 50 people within an organization, including access to the firm's micro-blogging, social networking, weblog publishing, and wiki tools. The firm said the move is looking to reach more mainstream users by offering the "freemium" version of its software, which can also be upgraded to its premium offerings.