TallComponents Licensing Model
As of April 8, 2011 we have changed our licensing model. Licenses purchased
after April 8, 2011 include support, maintenance and upgrades during the first year
after purchasing. The price of the renewal is 25% of the initial fee. As long as
you renew, you continue to receive support, maintenance and major upgrades. We will
send you a renewal reminder 30 days prior to expiration.
If you do not renew then any version of our software released after the expiration
of your license will revert to evaluation mode in combination with your license
key. Versions of our software released prior to the expiration of your license will
continue to work in combination with your license key. After expiration it is not
possible to reactivate your license, e.g. due to moving our software to a different
After expiration, your customers may continue to use, and you may continue to support,
existing Combined Products already installed by your customers before the expiration
of the license.
Licenses purchased prior to April 8, 2011
Licenses purchased prior to April 8, 2011 include support and maintenance until
4 months after a new major version is released. Major upgrades are not included
and can be purchased at a 40% (early-bird) or 20% discount. This is in accordance
with the terms that applied at the time of purchasing. You may choose to jump on
this subscription model by sending a request to
What license do I need?
The quickest way to find out what license you need, is to use the
license selection wizard. The type of license you need depends on how your
product will be deployed. We provide licenses for the most common deployment scenarios.
No Developer licenses
As opposed to many vendors, we do not sell developer licenses. Instead, licenses
are sold per deployment instance. This means that the licensing costs scale with
the number of installations, instead of with the size of your development team.
We have different types of licenses for different deployment scenarios. These licenses
are described below.
Support, updates and upgrades
For licenses purchased after April 8, 2011 that have not expired, you will receive
support and you may download the latest version of our components free of charge.
This includes both updates (new minor version) and upgrades (new major version).
License is verified against a runtime attribute
Our components explicitly check to see if the component is used within the terms
of the license based on one or more 'runtime attribute' per license type. For example
for a server license, the runtime attribute is the NETBIOS name of the server.
When you purchase a license you can activate it online in
My Account on this site.
The Server License allows you to run our component on exactly one machine. You are
allowed to move the license once to another machine. The license mechanism is based
on the NETBIOS name.
Client Application License
The Client Application License allows you to redistribute our component with a single
client/desktop application to an unlimited number of seats. The license mechanism
is based on the Company and Product assembly attributes of the entry assembly (managed EXE). Or, if your application
does not have an entry assembly, e.g. because you are using our component with an
unmanaged legacy application, the license mechanism is based on the Company and
Product of the innermost calling assembly (managed DLL).
ASP.NET Domain License
The ASP.NET Domain License allows you to run our component on any server that serves
domain such as tallcomponents.com or microsoft.com. The
license mechanism is based on the domain part of the incoming HTTP request. For
example, if you have a web application named 'myWebApp' deployed on your domain
'mycompany.com', then the ASP.NET Domain license will check each request to see
if the domain part of the URL matches *.mycompany.com.
This license allows for unlimited server deployment and unlimited redistribution
with both client and server applications. This is an annual agreement that includes
support, maintenance and upgrades. Contact sales for a quote.
If you have specific requests you can always contact our sales department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call +31 (0)77 47 48 677 during office hours (GMT +1) for a customized solution.
Check the pricing section of the component that you are interested in.