Development Frameworks Licensing Overview

Each Hitsoft Development Frameworks software product has several licensing options available. For more information about why these licenses were chosen, please visit the Dual Licensing Model page.

Commercial License

This is the appropriate option if you are creating proprietary applications and you are not prepared to distribute and share the source code of your application under the GPL.

  • Based on the "Quid Pro Quo" principle, if you wish to derive a commercial advantage by not releasing your application under an open source license, you must purchase an appropriate number of commercial licenses from Hitsoft. By purchasing commercial licenses, you are no longer obligated to publish your source code.

Commercial licenses:

  • Are on a per developer basis. Each person who directly or indirectly creates an application or user interface containing Hitsoft components is considered a developer.
  • Are perpetual and include upgrades to all minor revisions. For example: a 1.0 license includes all 1.x releases including 1.0, 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.2.1, etc.
  • Are royalty-free.
  • Remove any obligations to release any source code under GPL.

Open Source License

Hitsoft is an avid supporter of open source software. This is the appropriate option if you are creating an open source application with a license compatible with the GNU GPL license v3.