Licensing Guidelines

Licensing Guidelines

Sitecore Licensing Guidelines

  • Licensing is determined by server and simultaneous content authors
  • Each customer is entitled to a number of server environments, based on the number of server licenses purchased
  • Each customer is entitled to a number of simultaneous content authors on the Content Management Server based on content author licenses purchased
  • The system will prevent additional users from logging in when the maximum number of allowed user sessions is reached
  • Users should always log out to ensure that the session is released rather than disconnecting and forcing other users to wait for the timeout, which is 20 minutes by default
  • Normally, a customer is entitled to the same number of developer workstations as simultaneous content authors. However, partners may have unlimited Sitecore development workstations.
  • Your license agreement is specific to your needs and may be structured differently than these general guidelines
  • Please consult your purchase agreement, sales person, or partner manager to find out the number of licensed servers and simultaneous content author connections purchased
  • Other Sitecore modules may require additional licenses to function. Please insure you have an enabled license before downloading and installing these modules that extend Sitecore's functionality.
  • Please contact your local Sitecore office for further assistance with Sitecore licensing or licenses

License for Sitecore Components

  • This following text is displayed when a user displays their licensed components in the Content Editor and clicks on one of the licensed components:
This license has been approved by dtSearch as the proper license to distribute with evaluation versions and retail versions of dtSearch.

Sitecore / dtSearch® License Agreement

Both the Sitecore License Agreement and this license agreement govern for the Sitecore dtSearch module.

Copyright 1991-2002 dtSearch Corp.  All rights reserved.

dtSearch is a registered trademark of dtSearch Corp.  All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

LICENSE AGREEMENT   This is a legal agreement ("Agreement") between you ("Licensee," either an individual or an entity) and dtSearch Corporation (hereinafter "DTSC").  BY INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.  With the sole exception of an existing mutually signed agreement between DTSC and Licensee, this Agreement shall fully supersede and override any other terms relating to this software, including without limitation, terms provided to DTSC’s purchasing department pursuant to a purchase order.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DTSC IS UNWILLING TO LICENSE THIS SOFTWARE TO YOU, AND YOU MAY PROMPTLY RETURN THE SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING ITEMS TO DTSC OR ITS SUPPLIERS FOR A FULL REFUND.

LICENSE SCOPE   DTSC licenses the relevant portion of the "dtSearch" software product line in object form as follows, depending on the specific purchase by Licensee:

dtSearch :  unlimited use on one single server for a single-server package.  Note:  usage includes all production servers, including back-up servers and load-balancing servers. 

EVALUATION VERSIONS   In the absence of one of the above purchased licenses for the software, the software shall be considered an evaluation version.  Evaluation use of this software is contingent upon Licensee's acceptance of the terms of this Agreement, and if Licensee is unwilling to accept these terms then Licensee may not install or use any evaluation versions.

Assuming Licensee agrees to the terms of this Agreement, Licensee may use the evaluation version for up to 30 days for evaluation and testing.  Evaluation versions may not be used other than for internal testing and development purposes.  Evaluation versions may not be used in products sold or otherwise provided to end-users without express written permission from DTSC.

GENERAL USE LIMITATIONS   Licensee may not rent, lease, lend, sublicense, time-share, distribute, sell or assign the license to use this software.  NOR MAY LICENSEE USE THIS SOFTWARE ON MORE COMPUTERS OR TERMINALS THAN LICENSEE'S LICENSE PERMITS.  Licensee may make backup copies of the software strictly for Licensee's own archival purposes.  Except as explicitly permitted pursuant to this Agreement, LICENSEE MAY NOT OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE, COPY, REPRODUCE, SUBLICENSE, SELL OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE.

NO SOURCE CODE   The licensed software is the applicable above-mentioned version of dtSearch in object form.  Other than sample source code that may be provided with dtSearch, THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT INCLUDE SOURCE CODE OR ANY RIGHTS THERETO, INCLUDING SOURCE CODE TO ANY DLLs.

PROHIBITION ON REVERSE ENGINEERING, ETC .  Licensee or any other party is strictly prohibited from reverse engineering, decompiling or disassembling the software; or modifying, adapting, translating or creating derivative works based on the software.

LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTY AND LIABILITY   The software is provided AS IS.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, ANY AND ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED.  DTSC and its suppliers do not and cannot warrant the performance or results Licensee or Licensee’s end-users may obtain by using the software.

IN NO EVENT SHALL DTSC OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, including lost profits, lost savings, lost opportunities or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the software, even if DTSC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE MAY DTSC'S OR ITS SUPPLIER’S LIABILITY TO LICENSEE, WHETHER ARISING UNDER TORT, CONTRACT, OR PATENT LAW, AND WHETHER ARISING AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE BY LICENSEE OR USE BY ANY OTHER PERSON,  EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE LICENSE FEE OR THE AMOUNT PAID TO DTSC DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO ANY ALLEGED BASIS OF LIABILITY.

OTHER TERMS

DATE OF AGREEMENT.  The "Date" of this Agreement, as used herein and in all previous and subsequent sections, shall be the day that Licensee first installs or receives (whichever comes first) the software.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT.  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between DTSC and Licensee, superseding all previous agreements, and may not be amended other than by a written agreement.  Exception:   if Licensee has a signed, written license agreement with DTSC granting a license to use this software, such grant of license shall supplement the license grant in this Agreement.  Notwithstanding any such separate license agreement, Licensee agrees that the terms of this agreement shall apply to use of any Beta Products, as described in the section on "Beta Products." 

UNISYS LZW NOTICE.  LZW decompression is licensed from Unisys Corporation under U.S. Patent No. 4,558,302 and foreign counterparts. Unisys requires the following license terms:  "This software is restricted to use only on personal computers and workstations for the purpose of reading and/or writing GIF-LZW, PDF-LZW and TIFF-LZW images.  A separate purchase of this software is required for each additional personal computer or workstation which will use the software, either directly or via a server.  Customer may not modify or copy this software or make or develop any derivatives thereof, except that one copy may be made solely for backup or archival purposes."

GSA INFORMATION.  DTSC is on the GSA Schedule:  GSA Contract # GS-35F-4686, Cage Code # 093X0.

LIMITATION ON TRANSFER OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT IN THE SOFTWARE.  The software is owned by DTSC and its suppliers, and its structure, organization and code are the valuable trade secrets of DTSC and its suppliers.  The software is also protected by the United States Copyright law and International Treaty provisions.  Licensee may not copy the software, except as provided in this Agreement.  Any copies that Licensee is permitted to make pursuant to this Agreement must contain the same copyright and other proprietary notices that appear on or in the software.  Licensee agrees not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software.  Trademarks shall be used in accordance with accepted trademark practice, including identification of trademark owner's name.  Such use of any trademark does not give Licensee any rights of ownership in the trademark.  Except as explicitly stated above, this Agreement does not grant any intellectual property rights in the software.

OTHER U.S. GOVERNMENT INFORMATION.  Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government of the computer software and documentation in this package shall be subject to the restricted rights applicable to commercial computer software as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at 252.227-7013 (DFARS 52.227-7013).  The contractor/manufacturer is DTSC.

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND EXPORT.  This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts or the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.  The software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited by the United States Export Administration Act or any other export laws, restrictions or regulations.

NO WAIVER.  The failure to immediately enforce any provisions, rights or remedies under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver by the party failing to enforce such provision, even if the party failing to enforce such provisions, rights or remedies is aware of the other party's contractual breach.

ARBITRATION.  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules including the Emergency Interim Relief Procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  The arbitrator(s) shall be licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia with an expertise in software copyright law, and shall apply the laws of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the terms of this Agreement.  The place of arbitration shall be the WashingtonD.C. metropolitan area.  All awards shall be made within three months of the filing of the notice of intention to arbitrate, and the arbitrator(s) shall agree to comply with this schedule before accepting appointment.  However, this time limit may be extended by agreement of the parties or by the arbitrator(s) if necessary.  The arbitrator(s) may determine how the costs and expenses of the arbitration shall be allocated between the parties, but shall not award attorneys' fees.  The arbitration remedies set forth herein shall be the parties' sole remedies for breach of this Agreement.

OTHER.  If any portion of this Agreement is found to be invalid, the remainder shall continue in force.  This Agreement shall remain in effect even if the software is uninstalled or deleted after installation.

WordNet Notice. The thesaurus in dtSearch is based on the WordNet thesaurus developed at PrincetonUniversity. Princeton copyright information appears below. For more information on the WordNet project, see www.cogsci.princeton.edu/~wn.

WordNet 1.5 Copyright 1995 by PrincetonUniversity. All rights reserved.

THIS SOFTWARE AND DATABASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PRINCETONUNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PRINCETONUNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE, DATABASE OR DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS. 

The name of PrincetonUniversity or Princeton may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software and/or database. Title to copyright in this software, database and any associated documentation shall at all times remain with PrincetonUniversity and LICENSEE agrees to preserve same.

ZLIB Notice . dtSearch uses the zlib library for some decompression functions. The zlib copyright notice appears below. For more information on zlib, see http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/zlib/zlib.html.

ZLIB Copyright (C) 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions: 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution. Jean-loup Gailly Mark Adler jloup@gzip.org madler@alumni.caltech.edu The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc1950.txt (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).

[February 10, 2003]

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