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.
For higher number of licenses bought together (see on the purchase site).
- 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 a 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 final user does not need to buy any ALP license in order to use
Who needs it? Companies that build autorun CDs, software for the
retail market, software for unlimited number of different customers,
companies that want to present their software and hide the ALP
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
Additional licensing opportunities for specific situations
- 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
$4000 (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 development 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 where 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. As in some cases the 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
Special note for the individuals and small companies who want to distribute freeware/shareware applications
using ALP. You may avoid buying a developer license if your application
is of certain type that will be interesting for the final users even with the
requirement to download the ALP as separate download. However this means that
the users of your product(s) will need to buy per-seat ALP licenses for their
workstations. 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 this 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 contents. ALP Applications
published on that media must have a license (and redistributables allowed by that license)
or must be freeware allowed only for the individual developers and do not
include ALP as integral part (see above).
Old license types:
The Personal and Corporate licenses are no longer issued. ALP
1.1 supports them but such kind of licenses will not be issued any more. If the
owners of such kind of 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 developed will be well accepted by the
users. 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 better light and buying a developer license
they no longer require the users of their software to buy ALP licenses nor even
know that ALP is there.
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 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 - $(600)
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 - $600. Notes: The application is for the client but you are
responsible for it. The actual holder of the license is not important - if we
want to stay by the book - if the client bought the license it pays for your
work, if you bought the license the client pays to the vendor of the software.
So the best decision is up to you.
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
in its own. 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 ($600). 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 applications and the
client does not need full developer license for ALP for any other purposes
than that 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
- Ask each client to buy developer license $(600)
- Buy developer license for you and order application licenses ($200) for each
- Buy developer license for you ($600) 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).
Have more questions, want to be our partner/reseller - contact us.