I’m a Consultant/Systems Integrator that is doing work for a customer with Sencha Ext JS and Sencha GXT. Do I need a license? Does my customer need a license?
Yes, either you or your customer will need to purchase licenses for the framework.
Generally, your customer must purchase enough licenses to cover your developers and any of their developers updating or maintaining the application. For example, if you use 6 developers to create the application and your customer will support the application with 3 developers, then they would need to purchase 9 licenses, which would cover all the developers.
Alternatively, if you purchased licenses for your consultancy prior to the development, you can assign them to your customer by notifying Code Partners and following any other conditions for an assignment included in the license agreement. So in the same example, if you use 6 developers to create the application and your customer will support the application with 3 developers, you could transfer two of the licenses to your customer if you had already purchased them.
Do I need to renew my license every year?
If you purchased a 5 pack or more of Ext JS and/or GXT licenses, those are perpetual. However, you must renew your Maintenance and Support Agreement on an annual basis. Sencha Test is a term-based license, and you can extend the term after the initial term expires.
If you have purchased Single Developer Subscription licenses, you will need to renew your subscription to develop applications. Your annual subscription includes maintenance and support. Distribution and End User use rights are perpetual. Further development rights require annual renewal.
How are Sencha products licensed?
Sencha Ext JS, Sencha GXT, and Sencha Touch are licensed under three options: a commercial license, a commercial OEM license, and an open source license (GPL V3). Sencha Architect is available as part of the Ext JS Pro and Premium packages. Sencha Test is licensed on a term-based model.
When should I use a commercial license?
If you’re going to build a commercial application with Sencha products, you must write your application code under the commercial license from the beginning of the application development process.
Can I reassign my Ext JS or GXT license to a different user?
Yes, but only once every 6 months. If you are purchasing under the Independent Consultant Program, you can change Designated Users upon license transfer to your client.
How do I get a quote to renew my support subscription?
Simply contact us and we’d be happy to provide a quote.
My question isn’t answered here!
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I’m under contract to build an application for my customer. At the end of the project, I will deliver the software to my customer. My customer will own the intellectual property (IP) for the software. Who needs to purchase a commercial license, my customer or do I need to?
The client may purchase the licenses, transfer the rights to your organization to develop the application and you would transfer the rights back to the client upon project completion.