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General Use




Licensing Overview

We currently offer 2 different licenses for Awesomium:

  • A Free License for free non-commercial use and free commercial-use by indie developers
  • A Pro License for use in a single commercial application

Please see one of the sections below for more information:

Free License

We recognize the importance of Awesomium and want to get into the hands of as many developers as possible. That’s why we’ve made Awesomium completely free for indie developers. If your company made less than $100K in revenue last year, you qualify to use Awesomium for commercial use free-of-charge.

If you are not an indie developer, but are developing an application for Non-Commercial Use, you may also use Awesomium for free.

Non-Commercial Use Limitations

  • Cannot be used for products created with the intention for profit
  • Cannot be used for resale or other Commercial distribution
  • Cannot be used for products created for governmental use
  • Cannot be used for products intended to produce works, services, or data for Commercial use
  • Cannot be used for products that are either conducted or funded by a person or an entity engaged in the Commercial use, application or exploitation of works similar to the software

Indie Commercial Use Limitations

If your company ever makes more than $100k in revenue in any subsequent year while using the Free License, you must purchase a Pro License (or other commercial license) to continue using Awesomium in your application.

Pro License

Our Pro License allows you to use Awesomium in a single commercial application (defined by title), on any platform (Windows and Mac OSX) for a one-time, royalty-free fee of US$2900.

You may use any version of Awesomium v1.X (eg. 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, etc.) in your application with this license.

You can buy this license online here.

Source-Code Access

For pricing and terms regarding source code access, please contact us.

Other Licensing

For all other licensing, please contact us.

Premium Support

We currently do not offer premium, priority support plans for our commercial licensees. We will announce such plans if they become available in the future.

Licensing for Engines/Libraries

Our Pro License only allows use of our library within a single application. If you are interested in building a commercial library, framework, or engine with our product, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do you allow modification / redlines of the Pro license agreement?

A: No, our license agreement is non-negotiable.

Q: Do you offer discounts for purchases of multiple Pro licenses?

A: We do not offer batch discounts at this time.

Q: What are the details of support offered with each license?

A: We maintain a community forum so that all users of our product can ask questions and get answers. We do not offer paid support or custom engineering plans at this time.

Q: Can I use Awesomium in my open-source application / tool / library under the Free License?

A: Yes, as long as your project is non-commercial (does not create works or services for a profit). If your project is a library that may be used for commercial projects, your users will need to acquire an additional Pro License from us.

Q: We’re interested in purchasing a license for another custom (end-user).

A: Please contact us.

Q: We’re interested in becoming a reseller for Awesomium.

A: We are currently not engaging in any reseller partnerships at this time.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?

A: For purchases made through our website, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. For invoices, we accept payment via wire transfer or business check.

Q: Do you accept purchase orders?

A: Yes, please contact us.

Q: What happens when you release Awesomium 2.X?

A: We currently do not expect Awesomium 2.X for quite some time (we release a new 1.X update about once a year). With that being said, we will offer discounts for existing commercial licensees should they choose to upgrade to 2.X.

Q: When will you release a 64-bit build for Windows?

A: It is on our roadmap, no definite date available yet.