License Types

.NET and Java API Licensing

GroupDocs .NET and Java licenses are either based on the number of developers and the number of locations (buildings) where the products will be used (Developer and Site licenses) or by your usage of the product calculated monthly (Metered licenses).

Description Developer Small Business Developer OEM Site Small Business Site OEM Metered Small Business Metered OEM

Developers licensed

1

1

10

10

Use derived work at locations

1

10

Royalty free

 

 

 

Use in a development library, API or SDK

       

License type

Perpetual

Perpetual

Perpetual

Perpetual

Pay-per-use (monthly)

Pay-per-use (monthly)

Updates and hotfixes for one year

-

-

Can be used to create unlimited applications

Discount applied to multiple purchases

Free technical support

For Developer and Site licenses when you first buy a license, you automatically get a subscription which entitles you to product updates for one year. After this first year the subscription expires. If you want to continue getting upgrades and hot fixes, you have to renew the subscription.

 
 
Definitions
 
  • Developer: a Developer might be a software developer, a systems administrator, report author or any other person who uses the product.
  • Location: for the purposes of .NET and Java, a Location is the physical location where a derived work is used; each distinct address or office building, within or outside an organization. For SharePoint, Reporting Services and JasperReports, a Location also refers to virtual or physical servers. One Location for SharePoint, Reporting Services and JasperReports means one server in one physical location.
  • Derived work: a software program, site, report builder or any other solution, work or product that incorporates or uses GroupDocs products.
 
 
Developer Small Business License
One Developer and One Deployment Location
 

A Developer Small Business License allows One developer to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at only One physical location (distinct address or office building) within your organization.

This license type does not support distribution, public facing web sites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. Only Unlimited Location Licenses support royalty free distribution. It does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

A Developer Small Business License covers One developer and/or One physical location. A license must be purchased for each developer in the development team, or for each physical location the derived works will be used, whichever is the greater.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Developer OEM License
One Developer and Unlimited Deployment Locations
 

A Developer OEM License allows One developer to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization.

This license type supports royalty free distribution, public facing web sites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. It does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

A Developer OEM License covers One developer working on derived works which use the product functionality, a SaaS or public facing web project will require this license type. A license must be purchased for each developer in the development team.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Site Small Business License
Up to Ten Developers and up to Ten Deployment Locations
 

A Site Small Business License allows Ten developers to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at Ten physical locations (distinct address or office building) within your organization.

This license type does not support distribution, public facing web sites/applications, extranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. It can support multi-site intranet usage subject to the restrictions on developers and physical location numbers. Only Unlimited Location Licenses support royalty free distribution. It does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

If more than Ten developers use or have access to the product and/or you use the derived works at more than Ten physical locations, buy multiple Site Small Business Licenses or extra Developer Small Business Licenses.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Site OEM License
Up to Ten Developers and Unlimited Deployment Locations
 

A Site OEM License allows Ten developers to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization. 

This license type supports royalty free distribution, public facing web sites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. It does not support creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK, only the Metered License types support API usage.

A Site OEM License covers Ten developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. A SaaS or public facing web project will require this license type. If more than Ten developers use or have access to the product buy multiple Site OEM Location Licenses or extra Developer OEM Licenses.

Read the License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Metered Small Business License
Unlimited Developers and Deployment Location, Pay as you Use
 

A Metered Small Business license allows an unlimited number of developers from your organisation to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within your organization.

This license type does not support royalty free distribution. It does support public facing web sites/applications, extranets or SaaS project usage scenarios and creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK

A Metered Small Business License covers unlimited developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. An application with an SDK or API will require this license type. This license type is pay as you use so will automatically scale with your developer and deployment usage.

Read the Metered License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 
 
Metered OEM License
Unlimited Developers and Deployment Location, Royalty Free Distribution, Pay as you Use
 

A Metered OEM license allows an unlimited number of developers from your organisation to create an unlimited number of derived works using the product which can be used at an unlimited number of physical locations (distinct address or office building) within or outside of your organization.

This license type supports royalty free distribution, public facing web sites/applications, extranets, multi-site intranets or SaaS project usage scenarios. It also supports creating derived works that are used in a development library with an API or SDK

A Metered OEM License covers unlimited developers working on derived works which use the product functionality. A SaaS or public facing web project or application with an SDK or API will require this license type. This license type is pay as you use so will automatically scale with your developer and deployment usage.

Read the Metered License FAQ for answers to your questions and scenarios.

 

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