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What kind of licences do you have?
Basically 2 kinds.
- Single location licences: for people who don't need the applet for more
than 1 web site and want the best possible price. You need a key for the base URL of your website,
and you can have one key per licence. If your web site has multiple naming conventions,
multiple servers, multiple owners, etc, it is not "single".
- Multiple location licences: for developers
who make web applications or lots of websites, either for other people, or for
many departments within their own organisation. These are also suitable for projects
involving a lot of developers. They follow the general principle of "buy once, run anywhere",
although there are small maintenance charges on the key generator.
Under these licences you can generate your own keys.
What kind of licence do I need for a CD-ROM?
If the applet is just for navigating the contents of the CD-ROM
and you are not installing a product from it, then 1 "single location"
licence suffices for one complete issue of
a CD-ROM (e.g. 1000 CD-ROM's with the same thing
on each CD-ROM). For example, some companies distribute copies
of their web sites on CD-ROM to representatives and clients.
If you are installing a product from the CD-ROM, you will need to
look at "multiple location" licences.
I develop my projects on my local file system - must I licence my own computer separately?
A single location licence, which may for example licence a website such as
"www.smallville-tourist-office.com", includes a licence to use the software
for development purposes on the local file system of your own computer. If
you run a Personal Web Server with IP 127.0.0.1, this is also covered. You
do NOT have to pay extra for the licence to cover this use.
Does a single key mean I can only use the applet on one page?
No. You can use it throughout your web site. Within your web site you can use the applet as many times
as you like. It can display different menus on different
pages if you set it up that way. You can also make it
look quite different on different pages. Most people will
probably only want one navigation menu for their website, but
the single web site licence does not limit you to this.
[NB: this assumes your web site conforms to the definition
of a web site as given below; if what you mean by a web site
is a corporate presence spanning the globe with 40 servers
and 200 domain names, please reconsider!]
What's a website?
For the exact definition, please read the licence agreement. It
is roughly this:
"a sequence of web-pages and auxiliary resource files which simultaneously fulfil all of the following criteria: (i) installed on a maximum of one computer; (ii) conforming to an aesthetic, thematic, logical and functional unity; (iii) having a single base URL; (iv) belonging to and maintained on behalf of a single legal entity."
I have a domain pointer - what do I need to know?
Domain pointers are irrelevant to licencing. A pointer is, for
example, when www.myDomain.com simply hyperlinks to
(e.g.) www.geocities.com/coolplace/1234 and your files are
really located on (e.g.) Geocities. In such cases you need a key for
the actual location of the website, not the pointer.
I don't know what the "real" URL of my website is.
It's usually called whatever you type into the browser
address bar to get there. However some people get confused
by things like virtual hosting, IP's, pointers and redirects.
If you think your situation is
complicated, download the free "server access checker" utility
from our downloads area and follow the instructions enclosed
with it. Or ask us.
What happens if I move to a different server or hosting company?
If the URL you type into the browser address bar remains the same,
and if no pointers and redirects are involved, you
do not need to worry.
Can you put many registration keys for many locations into one applet?
Yes. This is more convenient for web designers on big projects with
multiple locations - you can just use the same set of files at each
I'm a XOOM member / other freespace user - what do I need to know?
Some freespace providers operate restrictive and aggressive
policies regarding the use and naming of your webspace. For
example, XOOM uses "pointers" and moves your real website
location around the place in order to prevent you binding
files and resources on XOOM servers into websites on other
servers. This means that a XOOM member with a single website licence
will find that after a while the applet doesn't
work (because the website's real name has changed) and they
would have to buy a new licence. For this reason, we advise
users of such services only to purchase once they have webspace
on a provider which does not operate such policies. We have
received information that about an increasing number of
freespace providers behaving in this manner.
Can I have the source?
Java source code is not included in any standard licence types.