The ACA ToolKit: licensing
The ACA ToolKit is available for licensing to end users who wish to
modify their systems at the source code level, as well as to our user support
and application development partners;
we offer developing licenses and run-time licenses for third party transfer
of systems developed with the ToolKit, a maintenance and upgrade program, as
well as a support and training package.
- Developers license: primarily intended for users of any of
the major ESS systems who want to continue development, integrate
their own software modules. Inludes an open-ended non-transferable license
for a site (up to 5 CPUs of a given architecture); the binary libraries are
CPU locked, and made available with the corresponding on-line documentation.
- Run-time licenses: for the transfer of software systems
developed with the TooLkit to third parties that do not hold a development
license. run-time licenses are CPU locked, and again available on a
per site basis, covering up to 5 CPUs of a given architecture.
- Maintenance and updates: includes patches and minor bug-fix
eleases, as well as at least one major upgrade release per year; new
minor releases of individual sub-libraries are made avilable to users
as they become available; a yearly major upgrade release covers all
libraries and support functions. Maintenance can be requested for a specific
(older) operating systems version for any of the architectures supported.
ECU 7,500 per year.
- Support: includes remote support of a development team at a
given site through e-mail, ftp, and access to the WEB based documentation
and specific tutorials, guidelines, FAQ, bug reports and workarounds, tips
and tricks, etc. The support same-day response to electronic queris,
assistence with bug fixes, and provision of example code with proven
ECU 15,000 per year.
- Training: we offer intensive on-the-job training for
application developers and users; best combined with a specific development
taks, training includes one-to-one support with unlimited
access to the entire ESS research and development team.
ECU 2,000 per person per week; group discounts available.