Gif4J Products FAQ > Licensing & Ordering
When do I need Middleware License?
The term "middleware" applies to software products which are developed for use by
third-parties (companies and individuals that are separate legal entities and not
part of the company, that buys Deployment licenses) for creation of third-party's
software products and which are included as a part of third-party's software products.
This includes, but is not limited by, Java class libraries, ActiveX objects,
.NET asssemblies, Delphi components, Dynamic-Link Libraries, Shared Objects etc.
Middleware License is needed when you develop some middleware or other code-reuse
solution for third-party developers and plan to use the Gif4J Library as part of this
solution. If you create an application (even for use by other developers), you can
use regular runtime license.
If you are not sure whether your project falls under Middleware License,
please contact us to request assistance.