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 x86/x64
Mac OS X Server x86/x64
Linux x86/Intel 64
Oracle Solaris x86/x64/sparc
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 x86/x64
OS X desktop x86/x64
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 (for a detailed description of support benefits refer to the »PDFlib GmbH License Guide« or our support pages):
technical support with short response times
all minor (maintenance) and major (functional) updates included
early availability of bug fixes
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
Customers without an active support agreement can only use the licensed version, but not any later maintenance updates. This differs from earlier versions where we offered maintenance updates on a voluntary basis.
The support fee is 20% 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. A license covers all virtual machines (VMs) and logical partitions (LPARs) on a computer.
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.
A major update changes an older license to a license for a newer major version on the same platform, thereby invalidating the old license. A valid license key must be supplied with each update order. Licenses for pCOS 3 can be updated to pCOS 4 at a reduced license fee. Each license entitles to an update to a version 4 license.
Customers without a support contract can add support with a major update. In this case the support fee is based on the full license fee of the product (not the update fee).
Update from pCOS 3
60% of the target product's list price
A minor update changes a license for an older maintenance release to a license for a newer maintenance release (minor version) on the same platform. The fee for minor updates is 20% of the list price of the target product.
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, integration licenses, and source code licenses. Premium licenses are available at a fixed license fee and do not require any additional royalties. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Premium licenses.