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License Options

For your comfort we summarize the different license options we offer. Note that this document is not part of the License Agreement, and that you still will have to read that License Agreement carefully and accept it before you have a right to use the Applicet Framework.

First thing to know is that two versions of the Product exist, to know an Evaluation Version and a Production Version. The only difference between them is that the Evaluation Version shortly displays a message in the applet status field (this makes the Evaluation Version class files quite a bit larger). For the rest the status field remains fully functional. We offer several free license options for the Evaluation Version, whereas the Production Version only has paying licenses. For the exact conditions we refer you to our License Agreement, also accessible via the download page

Summary

1. Free Private License
Private use of applications developped with the Applicet Framework
2. Free Distribution License
Shareware sites distributing the Applicet Framework
3. Free Development License
All developpers that want to integrate the Applicet Framework in their applications.
4. Free Evaluation License
Evaluating applications developped with the Applicet Framework for use in commercial environments
5. Single User License
Commercial use of applications developped with the Applicet Framework by a single individual
6. Concurrent User License
Commercial use of applications developped with the Applicet Framework by an unnamed individual
7. Redistribution License
Developpers that have integrated the Applicet Framework in their applications, for royalty free distribution.

Description

  1. Free Private License

    We encourage private individual users to use the Applicet Framework for the pursuit of knowledge and of pleasure. We rather have you use our software without paying for it, than have you not use our software without paying for it. But if you want to get rid of that status field message, or need the smaller class files, you are welcome to buy a Single User License.
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    license terms)

  2. Free Distribution License

    We owe many thanks to the distributors of software and other shareware sites, and they deserve this special license option to enable them to do their work.
    (see
    license terms)

  3. Free Development License

    We value your development effort high enough to not force you to invest extra money in licenses for your developpers. Once your product is ready, their are three options.
    1. Your software is meant for in-house use: in this case you should purchase the appropriate number of Single User or Concurrent User Licenses for your end users.
    2. You distribute shareware-type software to third parties: we still don't want you to invest money in the Applicet Framework licenses, as we understand that you may still receive no money. Your end users are granted a free Evaluation License, on condition that you enable them to replace the Evaluation Version with the Production Version of the Applicet Framework, and encourage them to purchase a payed license for it.
    3. You are prepared to pay once and for all your end users for a Redistribution License.

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    license terms)

  4. Free Evaluation License

    This holds the usual free 30 day evaluation period, though for a "programmers" product like the Applicet Framework this option is mainly meant to allow shareware developpers to distribute their software without investing their money in Applicet Framework licenses beforehand: the programmer should work under the Free Development License, while his end users are granted a Free Evalutation License to test his software with the Applicet Framework (see also Free Development License).
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    license terms)

  5. Single User License

    Allows a single individual to use the Applicet Framework. You should purchase Single User Licenses for each regular user of the Applicet Framework.
    (see
    license terms)

  6. Concurrent User License

    Allows one unspecified user at a time to use the Applicet Framework. You should consider Concurrent User Licenses as a pool from which occasional users of the Applicet Framework can draw one while needed. The number of concurrent users, not counting the users holding a Single User License, should not at any time exceed the number of purchased Concurrent User Licenses.

    For using the Applicet Framework via a Java Applet embedded in an HTML document on an Internet website, we accept the average number of monthly page hits divided by 2000 as an estimate of the number of concurrent users.
    (see
    license terms)

  7. Redistribution License

    This allows you to distribute your software that uses the Applicet Framework without paying any further per copy royalties.



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