A. No, you are not exempt. Deployment licenses are required for each deployment of the End User Software whether the copies are used internally or are distributed commercially.
A. It depends on if you are deploying End User Software internally, hosting services for public consumption, or commercially deploying end user software as an ISV/OEM. If you are deploying End User Software internally or are hosting software internally for consumption/use by third parties, the deployment license is annual and must be renewed each year as long as you are using it. If you are deploying End User Software commercially for installation at customer sites, the deployment licenses are perpetual and do not need to be renewed or maintained to remain in effect.
A. For internal deployments and hosted services, the deployment license is an annually recurring license, which must be renewed from year to year. The annual deployment license fee includes maintenance for the annual deployment license. Consequently, if you upgrade to a new version of LEADTOOLS during an annual term, you are licensed to deploy the new version of LEADTOOLS to your validly licensed and installed deployments for the remainder of the term.
For commercial deployments, a customer deploying a new version of LEADTOOLS (e.g., 22, 23) to its install base requires upgrading the deployment licenses. Upgraded deployment licenses are priced at 40% of the published deployment price for the new version. Any unused prepaid deployment licenses can be carried forward to the new version. LEAD offers an annual maintenance option for deployment licenses, allowing you to deploy major new versions during the maintenance period. If a customer does not wish to deploy new versions to a deployment, then the customer is not required to upgrade the deployment license. Minor version updates can be deployed free of charge to any seats that have already been licensed.
A. Provided the demo software expires within 30 days and is offered free of charge to prospects of an application the customer is charging the customer for, then LEAD will provide permission for royalty free evaluation/demo software. If a customer simply has a free version of software that does not expire, deployment licenses are required.
A. Yes, a deployment license is required for any computer on which the End User Software is installed. LEAD does permit you to re-use deployment licenses that are used for internal testing, beta testing, etc. For example, if you purchase 50 deployment licenses, and have 25 testers to whom the application was deployed temporarily for QA purposes, the 25 deployment licenses issued to the testers can be reused along with the remaining prepaid unused licenses for commercial/production deployments. If you need to have permanent deployments for testing, build, or technical support, LEAD will offer these licenses at a substantial discount.
A. No, as long as our customer has purchased at least an equal number of deployment licenses as licenses issued to sales agents. For example, if you have 10 sales agents to whom you have deployed the application software, you are not required to purchase a separate license for the sales agents (provided you have purchased at least 10 deployment licenses to be used for commercial deployments).
A. Dongles are not required. The licensing is contract-based. Customers deploying software commercially are required to provide LEAD with a quarterly accounting of deployments. Customers will receive unique Release License Files upon completing the required license documentation and purchasing the required deployment license. The Release License File is distributed with each copy of the end user software that is deployed. Customers deploying software internally or as hosted services are required to report usage on an annual basis. The license deliverables depend on the type of deployment, as follows:
A. Every customer is only using a small subset of features. Feature usage alone is not typically a basis for deployment license fee reduction. Nevertheless, contact LEAD if the licensing model is not working for you.
A. If software is installed on a server, a server deployment license is required. The cost of the server license typically depends on the number of logical processors available to the application on the server machine(s) on which the application is hosted. The minimum number of logical processors for a server license is 4 logical processors. Pricing can also depend on the number of machines/users connected, whether the server is for internal or commercial use, the server architecture (single-tenant/multi-tenant) being used, whether the server is client-hosted or cloud-hosted, etc.
A. The number of logical processors present on a server is a function of the number of CPU cores present on the machine, with 2 logical processors for each CPU core. For example, a server machine with 1 quad core CPU will have 4 CPU cores and therefore, it will have a total of 8 logical processors. A server machine with 4 quad core CPUs will have 16 CPU cores, and therefore, it will have a total of 32 logical processors.
A. No. A server license is required if the application is installed on a server. The number of potential users may be a factor in determining the cost of the server license.
A. No. Typically, after a client license has been deployed it cannot be re-assigned to a new subscription customer. However, if you purchase concurrent licenses, these licenses can be re-assigned since the customers who unsubscribed are no longer using the software.
A. A server license is required for this type of deployment. A single user license is for named users on stand-alone computers or mobile devices. Factors in the cost of the server license will include the volume of images, the number of users who can route images to the machine, whether the server is internal or commercial, and the processing power of the machine.
A. If all the LEADTOOLS functionality in the application is being used on the client machines, a server license would not be required since you would be purchasing single user deployment licenses for each user. However, if some functionality is only residing on the server (OCR for example), then a server license would be required for the modules that are hosted on the server only and not distributed to the client machines.
A. Server licensing is typically based on the number of logical CPU processors that are available for use on the machines running the end user software. It does not matter whether there are multiple "virtual" instances of the application running on the same machine.
A. The default pricing is based on the premise that a server license will be required for each physical machine running in the cloud and pricing will be based on the maximum number of logical CPU processors available. If the number of processors that are available is unknown or unlimited, LEAD can base the license fee on other factors, including the number of transactions (e.g., the number of pages OCR'd), the average number of logical processors used during a period of time, the number of subscribers to your service, and the server architecture (single tenant/multi-tenant) being used.
A. A special license can be negotiated by LEAD and customer, based on the factors described above. Because LEAD's licensing is contractual, LEAD will be able to provide you with a negotiated flat fee, or a variable fee based on set criteria (number of transactions, logical CPU processors, etc.)
A. Yes, server licenses are required for contingency server installations. However, LEAD may provide a discount for these types of licenses depending on the number of production server licenses that have been commissioned. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
A. Yes, server licenses are required for all server installations. However, LEAD will provide a significant discount for these types of licenses, and may even waive the requirement depending on the number of production server licenses that have been commissioned. Please contact email@example.com for pricing.
A. This type of deployment is Hosted Services, frequently referred to as Software As A Service (SaaS). The pricing of the annual server license will typically be based on the number of logical CPU processors available on the server(s) hosting the application. Special licenses can also be negotiated on a case-by-case basis where the license pricing is based on the revenue that is generated on the service, the number of subscribers, the architecture of the server software and other factors. LEAD will come up with a model that fits how you are monetizing the service.
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