The Chilkat License is a perpetual license that does not expire. However, the ability to update to newer versions expires when the license maintenance period expires. Chilkat will send a Renewal Notification email shortly before maintenance expiration.
New version upgrades are free while maintenance is not expired. Renewing provides the means to stay current with the latest versions of Chilkat. If maintenance lapses for more than 3 months, the license must be repurchased at the regular price.
The Chilkat components and libraries may be used on any number of computers or servers.
The license is royalty-free, meaning that Chilkat redistributables (DLLs and shared libraries) may be included with your application's deployment/installer packages.
of the type of license purchased, a Chilkat API can be
used in any number of applications, and can be redistributed
royalty-free with your applications to end-users.
Licensing levels are: 1-Developer, Small Group (up to 4-Developers), and Team (up to 8 developers).
Will my unlock codes expire after 1-year?
the unlock code is perpetual for the version you purchased.
"Four developers will be actively developing an application
using Chilkat API's, but another 20 developers are working
on the same application but not using Chilkat directly.
What license do I need to purchase?".
only need a 4-developer license because only 4 developers are
programming with the software.
"One developer will be programming with Chilkat,
but at runtime Chilkat will be used on many computers. What
license do I need?".
Answer: You only need a 1-Developer
"I'm a licensed customer and use the Chilkat ActiveX. I wish to migrate the application to .NET. Do I need to purchase another license?".
Answer: No. Your unlock code is valid for all platforms: ActiveX, all .NET Frameworks, VC++ (all versions), GCC/Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, etc, Linux, Windows, and any other operating systems supported now or in the future. etc.