Licensing Overview

A customer's use of a LEADTOOLS software development toolkit (SDK) or add-on is governed by the license agreement that accompanies the product: LEAD's standard end-user software license agreement (eula),

The SDK license has two (2) primary licensing components:

I. Development License for SDK products:

A Development License is required to program with LEADTOOLS. The Development License may be purchased directly from LEAD or from a LEAD authorized distributor or reseller. The Development License allows the customer to install the SDK on a development computer and use the SDK for development of an end user application, by integrating certain redistributable libraries and files into the end user application using the SDK sample code and documentation. The basic development license rules are here: (about Development Licenses). 

II. Deployment License

The Deployment License governs the customer’s use of the resulting end user application ("End User Software") that is developed with the SDK. Unlike a license agreement for a typical end user application which restricts any copying of the application, an SDK license grants the user a license to copy and redistribute a portion of the SDK. LEAD’s customers must obtain the appropriate deployment license in order to copy LEAD’s intellectual property and deploy it along with the end user software developed with the LEAD SDK. For more information about deployment licenses, refer to About LEADTOOLS Deployment Licenses. LEAD SDK deployment licensing requirements also vary depending upon the type of deployment being made by the customer  (e. g. internal, commercial, hosted service, desk top/single user, mobile device/single user, concurrent user, deployment to server, deployment to cloud, deployment to kiosk).    

III. Other Licensing Requirements

Additional licensing requirements apply to applications developed using LEAD SDKs:

For more information, refer to:

LEADTOOLS Licensing Summary

LEADTOOLS Standard End-User Software License Agreement (eula)

Single End User Application License Examples

Development Seat Frequently Asked Questions

OEM License Frequently Asked Questions

About LEADTOOLS Deployment Licenses

Deployment Types

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