Posted by Andrew BT on 12 January 2014 04:31 PM
SciChart – Perpetual, Royalty Free, Per Developer Licensing
Q: How many licenses do I need to purchase?
All our licenses are per-developer. This means
* A developer is defined as ‘an individual who compiles, debugs and develops against code which references SciChart DLLs, Frameworks or AARs’.
A simple way to test if a person is a developer and needs to be licensed is 'Does the person open, compile and run a Visual Studio solution, Xcode project or Android Studio project which references SciChart DLLs (Windows), Frameworks (iOS) or AARs (Android)? If so, then this person is considered a developer by our licensing mechanism and needs to be licensed.
Q: Are there any restrictions on using SciChart after I have purchased licenses?
All our licenses are perpetual and royalty free. This means
Q: After paying for licenses on a per-develop basis, am I free to distribute SciChart embedded in our application free of charge?
Yes, you are free to copy and distribute SciChart when embedded in your application free of charge, so long as
These are both rare cases, but if you are doing either of the above you may need developer licenses for each end-user, or an OEM or Site license. Please contact us if in doubt.
Q: Can I install SciChart on my laptop computer as well as my desktop computer?
Yes sure! The license is per-developer, not per machine. If one developer installs SciChart on both a laptop and a desktop PC this is allowable, so long as both instances are not being used by different users, or at the same time.
Q: What is the Support & Updates subscription, and how long does this last?
All our licenses come with either 90-days of updates (for the no-support option) or 1+ years of Support & Updates.
Q: What happens when my support expires?
Q: Do I have to renew my support to keep using SciChart?
Q: What are the benefits of renewing?
Q: Where can I find out more about the costs / benefits of Renewal?
Q: Does the Watermark show in the full version of SciChart?
SciChart Activation FAQ
Since SciChart WPF v3.2, we have introduced a new mechanism for activating your paid licenses on a developer PC. You can find out how this works at the updated Licensing SciChart page.
Some Licensing & Activation FAQs can be found below
Q: What does Activation Do?
Activation is necessary to perform two steps:
Q: Can I Activate on more than one machine?
Yes, SciChart is licensed per developer, not per machine. You may activate on more than one machine (e.g. a Desktop and a Laptop), so long as it is the same developer who uses both machines, and both are not used simultaneously.
Q: What information is sent to the Licensing Server by the Licensing Wizard?
We send to the server ONLY the following information. This is sent once, when you activate or deactivate as a REST (HTTP) call to the Activation Server.
Q: Can I transfer a license to another developer?
Yes, you can. To transfer a license, developer A needs to deactivate, so developer B can activate. Deactivation unlinks your account with the serial key and releases the license for use by another user. Please follow the steps at Deactivating SciChart.
Q: What if the Licensing Server is down?
Our licensing server is hosted by Microsoft Azure, so we anticipate very little down time. If you are unable to activate please try our Manual Activation steps, or contact support. We will aim to get you up and running as soon as possible.
Q: Can I activate if my Support has Expired?
Yes you can, because the SciChart License is perpetual. However, you will only be able to use version(s) of SciChart which were released during your active support subscription. If you wish to renew support, you can do so by contacting sales and requesting a renewal discount.
Q: I am an Enterprise Customer with many users. I'm worried about managing serial keys
We also sell site licenses and can negotiate a global license where we will give you one key which you can use to activate offline, perpetually. Please contact sales with your requirements and we will get back to you.
Q: Can I Activate in the year 2499?
If you're worried about very long term projects, we also sell source-code licenses, which mean you would have the full source-code to SciChart which you can compile into your project.