Active Local Pages is licensed in two forms - per-site (LOCAL
licenses) and for development (DEVELOPER licenses). To
determine what kind of license you need see the notes below:
- LOCAL (Per-seat license). Applies
to one machine only. With it the workstation is licensed to use ALP
with any compatible application no matter if the application has its
own (developer) license or not.
Who needs it? Single ASP developers, end-users using
shareware/freeware applications written in ASP/ALP, companies using
ALP for their internal software applications and so on.
Volume discount rates:
1 license - $15
5 licenses - $60
10 licenses - $100
20 licenses - $160
50 licenses - $350
- DEVELOPER license. Applied to
the applications themselves. The companies that want to distribute
their applications written in ASP/ALP will need to attach this license
when they need to distribute ALP as integral part of their
applications. You need only one such license and there is no limit
how many applications will be distributed with it and how. If the
application is licensed with a developer license the end-user
does not need to buy any ALP license in order to use the application.
Using the ALP features the developer can even "hide" the
fact that ALP runs the application from the end-users.
Who needs it? Companies that build autorun CDs, software for
the retail market, software for unlimited number of different
customers, companies that develop software for huge number of internal
Notes: The DEVELOPER license applies to the vendor of the
application. If certain developer builds a project for a customer who
will be the official vendor the license should be issued to the
customer (If you suppose your situation will be mixed - you will build
many ALP applications under different conditions - see also the
application license notes below).
Additional licensing opportunities for
specific situations and requirements:
- Source code license. Supplied
as additional guarantee to companies implementing ALP in many
production applications. Requires special agreement. Price
depends on the refresh method/frequency and additional support
required. Price for the minimal support (rebuild binaries and
how-to-deploy assistance only) is $1560 (source archive refresh once
per 6 months or more frequently if more important updates are made).
Contact us for details.
- Specific application license. The owners of DEVELOPER license can ask us to issue special license for some of their
customers which gives the same rights as the developer license to
their customer but for single application only. The price is $200 and
50% are for the developer. This license is for the special situations
in which the developer's customer wants to fully own the software
built for him by the developer and wants it to be transferred to
him with all the source code, responsibilities etc. In such case if
the developer wants to keep his developer license its customer will
need its own license. In some cases the developer's customer can be
non-software oriented company or otherwise not interested in building
other applications with ALP the application license will give him all
the needed rights for the application, but on much lower price than
developer license. However if that changes in future (the customer
decides at later time to buy a developer license in order to
build/sale more ALP based applications the amount spend for
application license (s) is subtracted).
- Advanced support agreements. By default we provide the
typical shareware support by e-mail. We always try to help our
customers and we are trying to solve their problems even if they are
not directly related to ALP. However such support is limited mostly to
the ALP functionality and features. If you need extended support for
your developers and administrators you can contract a special
agreement that will guarantee that we will catch with your stuff when
needed and help them with code review, specific tests and so on.
Contact us for more information and price quotation.
- Sole-developer/Academic discounts. Sole developers and
academic organizations are eligible for special discounts for ALP
DEVELOPER license purchases. The DEVELOPER license bought this way
gives the same rights with only one exception - it cannot be
transferred. A license transfer is a scenario in which the holder of
the DEVELOPER license transfers the license to another party. For
example a developer company that works primarily with a single big
client may have a DEVELOPER license, at certain point the company may
decide to transfer the license to its main client and get the money
spent for it from the client. This is quite logical if all the ALP
based software the developer company produces is in fact for that
client. Such transfers are not permitted for DEVELOPER licenses
obtained with Sole-developer and Academic discounts. Sole-developer
discount is available only for individual developers and NOT companies
(of any size). Academic discount is available for educational
organizations such as schools, universities and so on.
These discounts are available only if the purchase is made by direct
wire transfer (as additional guarantee that the licensee qualifies for
the discount). The discounted price for Sole-developers for ALP
DEVELOPER license is $250, Discounted price for Academic organizations
for ALP DEVELOPER license is $300.
- Referral program for educational organizations employing ALP for
educational software used by their students. Some educational
organizations may want to provide their students with ALP LOCAL
licenses after completing a course, as a tool for personal use, as
free bonus and so on. If the organization already owns an ALP
DEVELOPER license it qualifies for the program. The program allows the
organization obtain LOCAL licenses for the students on lower prices.
The licenses are issued to every particular student.
The current discount price is $5 per license. No less than 10 licenses
can be requested per transaction. Contact
us for details.
See also the standard ALP license agreement
Special note for the individuals and small companies who want
to distribute freeware/shareware applications based on ALP. You
may avoid buying a developer license if your application is of certain
type that will be interesting for the end users even with the requirement
to download the ALP as separate download and perhaps buy a LOCAL license
for it on their own. It is up to you to
determine if this is suitable for your product(s). When you need to
provide the user with minimal ALP engine download use these links:
Special note for the Magazines that have regular CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
software collections issued with their magazines.. To publish the
ALP shareware on the media you do not need an exclusive agreement. ALP
shareware archive must be placed without changes in the package
Obsolete license types:
The Personal and Corporate licenses are no longer
issued. ALP 1.1 and later supports them technically, but such kind of
licenses are not issued any more. If the owners of such a license want
to replace the license with LOCAL (per-seat) licenses this will be done
for free and:
- Personal licenses will be replaced with 10 LOCAL licenses
- Corporate licenses with 100 LOCAL licenses
A sole developer or company that builds cheap shareware/freeware
software may want to avoid spending money on ALP developer license - at
least as long as the developer is not sure if the product will be well
accepted by the end-users or a particular client. Thus the developers can
publish their software providing download links to ALP and leave the final
users to decide if they need to buy LOCAL ALP licenses. However this
practice is not a good-looking one for developers who want to present
their software in good light. Buying a developer license will remove the
requirement end-users to buy ALP licenses and the ALP engine can be hidden
behind the scenes. .
Usually the developer license is purchased by the company/person
responsible for the software products licensed with it. However there are
many and different situations and sometimes there are other relations
involved - us - developer - client. Sometimes the developer's client wants complete
ownership of the software and does not want to depend on the support
agreement with the developer any more.
Developer spending (samples):
You are a developer and you will build application (s) you will
distribute directly to the final users (on any media) - you need only
one developer license - $(320)
You are developer and a client of yours contracts development of an
application for its internal needs. You will support the application and
develop it further. A developer license can be bought for you or for the
client for $320. Notes: The application is for the client but you are
responsible for it. The actual holder of the license is not important
If the license has been bought for you and at later time your
client wants to obtain full source code of your application and
develop it further on its own or transfer the development to another
company (not yours). You can:
- Transfer your developer license to him (in case you will not develop
more ALP apps this is the cheapest way).
- The client can buy developer license for himself ($320). You keep
yours the client gets its own.
- You can order an application license for that application ($200) if
you want to keep your developer license (because of other ALP based
products of yours) and the client does not need full developer license
for ALP for any other purposes than the single application only.
You are developer and you have clients who distribute the products
you build for them to 3-d parties and the client is the official vendor.
You can either:
- Ask each client to buy developer license $(320)
- Buy developer license for you and order application licenses ($200)
for each application.
- Buy developer license for you ($320) and act as responsible vendor as
long as your client does not need to be able to get the product you
build and develop it further on his own (in fact this depends on your
contract conditions with the clients).
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