Posted - Dec 16 2007 : 1:39:26 PM
| How is SqlSpec licensed? There are two licensing options.
The first licensing option is per-user. A single per-user license allows one person to use SqlSpec at various locations. For instance, if you buy a single per-user license, you may install a copy of SqlSpec on your home and work computer and run it from either location. If you replace your computer with a new one, you may install SqlSpec on the new one. Nobody else is allowed to run SqlSpec.exe under this license however. If you work with different clients at different locations, you may use SqlSpec at these various locations, but you may not share the license key with your client or allow your client to use SqlSpec.
If you use SqlSpec in an automated, non-interactive way, such as run nightly from a scheduled task or job, you need a separate single-user license for that purpose.
You can purchase per-user licenses here: http://www.elsasoft.org/purchase.htm
The other licensing option is a site license. A site license allows you to install SqlSpec on any computer in an organization, and any member of that organization (up to 50 users max) may use any one of those installations.
You can purchase site licenses here: http://www.elsasoft.org/purchase.htm
Purchase of a license also buys you 1 year of free upgrades. That means that you can download a newer build of SqlSpec that is released up to 1 year after the date of your license purchase and not have to pay any extra fee. After 1 year, you must pay for an upgrade license to use the newer build.
Upgrade licenses are available here: http://www.elsasoft.org/util/upgrade.aspx