ProEssentials is sold as a product per developer.
multiple developers will be developing with ProEssentials, requesting
technical support, requiring documentation, references, header files,
import libraries, and other compilation materials, then one copy of ProEssentials
is needed per developer.
ProEssentials on a build machine or personal laptop is fine as the product is licensed
For client-side distribution, ProEssentials is Royalty Free when distributed
with your client side EXEs.
For server-side distribution, purchasing ProEssentials allows distribution
onto one Production Server and one Test Server, but is Not Royalty Free
and requires an inexpensive run time Limited Distribution License (LDL)
if distributing onto more than one IIS server.
most customers, no additional licenses are necessary.
when distributing to multiple IIS servers requires the use of LDLs.
a customer buys multiple copies of ProEssentials for multiple developers,
then they are allowed distribution on to that many production
also reduces the chance that you may need to purchase an LDL.
No Licensing Schemes, just the Honor System
Gigasoft has not enabled any licensing scheme within our WinForm,
WebForm, and ActiveX interfaces. This greatly simplifies deployment and eliminates worries your software will encounter problems.
In the last 14 years we've seen various licensing schemes cause distribution
and runtime problems. Gigasoft purely uses the honor system.
seen an exceptional level of trustworthiness from our customers so why
risk enabling licensing.
Limited Distribution License ( LDL)
For web productions to 3rd party servers, this per PC license allows re-distribution of
ProEssentials onto multiple IIS servers. This license does not allow development.
This license will be available with volume discounts. As of this writing,
the best pricing will be $6999.00 for 250 licenses. This equates to $28
per license to allow for redistribution rights and server side use. Pricing
may change so contact Gigasoft, Inc. for current information on pricing.
We are expecting customers distributing ProEssentials onto multiple
IIS servers to buy LDLs on behalf of their third party users in cases
where the third party needs to place ProEssentials on a server. We are
relying on the honor system and only ask that you keep records of which
product serial numbers are assigned to which customers.
If the company Widget, Inc.
buys one copy of ProEssentials v7, they are entitled to:
on one or two development systems, accessed
by one developer, who has an individual right to request technical
support. If Widget, Inc. has more than one developer needing header files,
import libraries, documentation, technical support, and other non redistributive
materials, Widget, Inc will need to buy additional development licenses
royalty free one or more custom client side EXE(s) utilizing ProEssentials to a third
Party via Internet, CD, or other means.
"Demos" is also royalty free.
For web procuctions, place server components
(any combination of Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Dll, Gigasoft.ProEssentialsWeb.Dll,
PEGRP32E.DLL, PEGRPSE.DLL, PEGRPLE.DLL, PEGO32E.OCX, PESGO32E.OCX, PEPSO32E.OCX,
PEGOSE.OCX, PESGOSE.OCX, PEPSOSE.OCX, PEPCOSE.OCX,
PEGOLE.OCX, PESGOLE.OCX, PEPSOLE.OCX, PEPCOLE.OCX, and PE3DOLE.OCX) onto one Widget
Inc. production server and one test server. If Widget, Inc. is
a large company and needs to run multiple servers from various offices
or plants, Widget, Inc. will need to purchase additional LDL licenses.
If Widget, Inc. is a software house producing a server application product
designed to be deployed to a third party's server(s). Widget, Inc. can
purchase LDLs on behalf of the third party.
Pure Resellers and Distributors
are considered a means of distribution and are not considered a 3rd party.