PDFlib pCOS is available under commercial licensing.
PDFlib pCOS can be downloaded in a package which is fully functional, but has a few restrictions until a valid license key is applied.
One license covers a single computer running under the selected operating system platform, regardless of the number of CPUs. An individual license key is necessary for every individual system.
Details of the commercial pCOS license can be found in the document General License and Support Conditions which is also contained in the distribution.
For other platforms not mentioned here, please ask at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask us for extended licenses (unlimited distribution) at email@example.com.
Prices are for a single computer regardless of CPU count. US-$ prices are for customers in the Americas, Australia, and Japan; Euro prices for all other regions. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more licenses (see below).
Windows Server 2003/2008 on x86/x64
Apple Mac OS X Server PPC/Intel
Linux x86/Intel 64
Sun Solaris on x86/x64/sparc
IBM AIX 5/6
HP-UX 11 on PA-RISC/IA-64
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 on x86/x64
Apple Mac OS X PPC/Intel
We offer optional support contracts in combination with a new product license, or to renew an existing support contract. Customers with an active support contract will benefit from the following advantages:
technical support with short response times
all minor (maintenance) and major (functional) updates included
early availability of patchlevel (bugfix) versions
maintenance releases and technical support available until the end of a product’s lifetime
additional licenses can be purchased until the end of the lifetime
For a detailed description of support benefits please refer to our General License and Support Conditions which are available on our Web site. The support fee is 18% of the license fee per year.
Support contracts can optionally be renewed automatically every 12 months until the support is expressly terminated by the customer. In order to terminate a support agreement with automatic renewal please inform us one month before the support expires.
Like all EU businesses, PDFlib GmbH’s invoicing and VAT handling is governed by EU law:
Customers from non-EU countries will not be charged VAT.
Customers from Germany will be charged 19% VAT (MwSt.).
Customers from all other EU countries must provide their VAT identification number to avoid VAT being added to the invoice.
For more information please see here.
One license covers a single computer running under the selected operating system (platform), regardless of the number of CPUs. Development licenses for machines which are not used for production purposes and run under the same operating system are free with each purchase. Redundant (backup) machines do not require a separate license, provided they are never used concurrently with the actual production machines. Groups of load-balancing servers require a license for every server in the group.
Supplying the name of the target operating system platform is a strict requirement since the license is bound to a specific platform. The license is valid for all supported language bindings (programming languages) on the selected platform.
An update changes an older license to a license for a newer version on the same platform, thereby invalidating the old license. A valid license key must be supplied with each update order. The following table indicates the fees for updates as a percentage of the target product’s list price:
Update from pCOS 2
60% of the target product's list price
Customers with an active support agreement are eligible for a free update to pCOS 3. The free update must be requested during the active period of the support agreement. For example, if you terminate your support agreement in October 2011, you can no longer request a free update after this date.
Volume discounts are available for multiple licenses of the same product according to the table below, provided all licenses are ordered with a single combined order.
Number of licenses
Discount off the list price
In addition to machine-based licenses PDFlib GmbH offers Premium licenses with extended rights, such as site licenses and source code licenses.Premium licenses are available at a fixed license fee and do not require any additional royalties. They can be combined with support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these license types.