Licensing

Build, certify and resolve open source language distributions tailored to your needs – specific languages, versions, packages and platforms. Learn more on the ActiveState Platform page.

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 Tier Coder Tier Team & Business Tiers Enterprise Tier
ActiveState Platform Terms of Use Terms of Use Terms of Use Addendum
Development Use Community License Community License Community License Community License
Beyond Development Use Not Allowed Not Allowed As Determined by Your Subscription Price Enterprise License Addendum
Managed Distributions1 Not Available Not Available Not Available Enterprise License Addendum
OEM Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed OEM License Addendum
Komodo IDE Not Allowed2 Komodo License Komodo License Komodo License
Deployment Platforms Linux, Windows, Mac Linux, Windows, Mac Linux, Windows, Mac Linux, Windows, Mac, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX

1Open source language distributions that are created and maintained by ActiveState
2For a limited time, Community Tier users will be allowed to use Komodo for free but subject to the Komodo License agreement referenced on the other tiers.

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, HP-UX and Solaris

Volume Pricing

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

Indemnification/Legal Risk Reduction

Mixing and matching open source licenses in a single application can result in conflicts that expose you to legal liability. ActiveState’s single license overrides all individual package/module licenses, giving you peace of mind.

“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.