The ActiveState Platform provides developers with commercial-grade, open source language distributions such as our popular ActivePython, ActivePerl and ActiveTcl distributions, as well as the ability to build custom runtimes that include just the language and packages you need for your project.

Once you’ve created your open source language distribution on our Platform, or you use a managed distribution created and maintained by ActiveState, you can deploy it for use as required. Depending on the features used and how the open source language distributions are deployed, the following licensing applies.

ActiveState Platform Licenses Include:

Community TierCoder TierTeam & Business TiersEnterprise Tier
ActiveState PlatformTerms of UseTerms of UseTerms of UseAddendum
Development UseCommunity LicenseCommunity LicenseCommunity LicenseCommunity License
Beyond Development UseNot AllowedNot AllowedAs Determined by Your Subscription PriceEnterprise License Addendum
Managed Distributions1Not AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableEnterprise License Addendum
OEMNot AllowedNot AllowedNot AllowedOEM License Addendum
Komodo IDEKomodo LicenseKomodo LicenseKomodo LicenseKomodo License
Deployment PlatformsLinux, Windows, MacLinux, Windows, MacLinux, Windows, MacLinux, Windows, Mac, Solaris, AIX

1Open source language distributions that are created and maintained by ActiveState

ActiveState Licensing: Enable Innovation for Your Business or Enterprise

Depending on which ActiveState Platform Tier you choose, you may be able to take advantage of one or more of the following options:

Deployment Platforms

ActiveState open source language distributions can be packaged for a growing list of platforms and operating systems, including:

  • Windows, Mac and most major Linux vendors
  • Big iron servers, including AIX and Solaris

Learn more about our Enterprise Solutions.

Volume Pricing

ActiveState open source language distributions are typically licensed per node. If you’re running multiple nodes in the cloud or on an ESXi server where you can scale out nodes on demand, ask about volume pricing options that entitle you to run multiple nodes, as required. Learn more about node licenses.

Indemnification/Legal Risk Reduction

Incorporating third party libraries in your application can expose you to trademark, copyright and patent infringement liability. ActiveState’s Enterprise Tier license provides protection, giving you peace of mind. Read solution sheet here.

“Builds Made to Order”

If you require packages or platforms (such as AWS or Docker) not currently supported by the ActiveState Platform, or if you’d prefer ActiveState to create a custom build, an open source language distribution specific to your needs, please contact us to discuss your requirements.