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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 ArciMath BigDecimal.

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

Description

  1. Free Private License

    We encourage private individual users to use ArciMath BigDecimal 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 need that extra bit of speed, you are welcome to buy a Single User License.
    (see
    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 ArciMath BigDecimal 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 ArciMath BigDecimal, 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.

    (see
    license terms)

  4. Free Evaluation License

    This holds the usual free 30 day evaluation period, though for a "programmers" product like ArciMath BigDecimal this option is mainly meant to allow shareware developpers to distribute their software without investing their money in ArciMath BigDecimal 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 ArciMath BigDecimal (see also Free Development License). But still, end users that have software using java.math.BigDecimal or com.ibm.math.BigDecimal can under this license test that software with ArciMath BigDecimal by a minimal change to the sourcecode, if they have access to it, or by an equally small change to the .class file's bytecode if they dare. You can find out the required changes in the installation instructions.
    (see license terms)

  5. Single User License

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

  6. Concurrent User License

    Allows one unspecified user at a time to use ArciMath BigDecimal. You should consider Concurrent User Licenses as a pool from which occasional users of ArciMath BigDecimal 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.
    (see
    license terms)

  7. Redistribution License

    This allows you to distribute your software that uses ArciMath BigDecimal without paying any further per copy royalties.



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