Corporate - Purchase - Policies - Licensing FAQs

.NET or Java APIs

  1. If my company purchases an Aspose for Java product, can part of the seats be converted to .NET?
  2. We have a sizeable development team, but only one person using Aspose components. Do all developers need to be licensed or only the one working directly with the Aspose products?
  3. We have several developers working on a single project, but they are working in a distributed model. Can we still use a site license to properly license our team?
  4. There are five of us in the team, but we all work in different offices. What kind of license do we need?
  5. I work in our London offices but the solutions I create for my company are used in our New York and Paris offices. What license do I need?
1. If my company purchases an Aspose for Java product, can part of the seats be converted to .NET?

No. Aspose products are licensed are per platform. If multiple platforms need to be supported, then Aspose offers a “Product Family” suite which licenses all platforms.

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2. We have a sizeable development team, but only one person using Aspose components. Do all developers need to be licensed or only the one working directly with the Aspose products?

All developers who are working on the project that uses Aspose products need to be licensed, even if they do not directly use the Aspose products.

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3. We have several developers working on a single project, but they are working in a distributed model. Can we still use a site license to properly license our team?

Yes, a Site license can cover a distributed team as long as the size of the team does not exceed the maximum user count.

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4. There are five of us in the team, but we all work in different offices. What kind of license do we need?

That depends in in part on where you intend to use the derived works (the applications you use Aspose products to create). We recognize that a team can be distributed and allow that in our license structure. In this case, you have a team of five. Whether they are in the same physical location or not, you need enough licenses to cover five developers. They also need to cover the number of locations that the derived work will be used.

Here are some scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: The team is distributed over five offices and the derived works will be deployed to and used in the same five offices. You should buy either five Developer Small Business licenses (we offer discounts for multiple licenses) or one Site Small Business. The latter will allow your team to grow the team to up to 10 developers, and the derived work to be used in up to 10 locations.
  • Scenario 2: The team is distributed over five offices and the derived works will be accessed by an unknown number of customers online. You should buy five Developer OEM licenses (we offer discounts for multiple licenses) or one Site OEM license. The latter allows you to grow the team up to 10 developers.
  • Scenario 3: The team is distributed over five offices and the derived works will be accessed by staff in six company offices. You should buy a Site Small Business. This allows you to deploy the the derived works in up to 10 sites. It also allows you to grow the team up to 10 developers.

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5. I work in our London offices but the solutions I create for my company are used in our New York and Paris offices. What license do I need?

That depends on how many physical offices are in New York and Paris. Here are a couple of scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: You are the only developer working with Aspose products. Your derived works are used in one office in New York and one in Paris. One developer, two sites - you need two Developer Small Business licenses.
  • Scenario 2: You are the only developer working with Aspose products. Your derived works are used in six offices in New York (housed in six separate buildings) and seven offices in Paris. One developer, more than ten sites - you need one Developer OEM license.

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Questions?

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