What are different types of software licenses?

Choosing between the different software license types is a crucial decision when you are planning on licensing and selling your software product. That is why we are answering the question “What are different types of software licenses? to help you get started.

We will now briefly introduce some of the most common software licensing models that we offer to our customers. If you want to read more in detail, please visit our documentation pages.

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Types of software licenses

One of the most common types is called a perpetual license. That is when you charge a customer once, and they get full access to your product forever. A subscription is when you are continuously charging a customer. They are only granted access to your application if they continue to pay. The most common subscriptions are paid on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.

It might also be beneficial to charge the customer only when they use the software or its features. For example, if you sell an accounting software product, you could charge your customers for each financial report they create using the software. This licensing model is called usage-based licensing.

Lastly, some companies want to allow only a limited number of machines to use their software at the same time. This can be done using node-locking or floating licenses, both of which we have covered in more detail in our documentation. You can then charge the customer extra for a license where they can to use your software on more machines at the same time.

We hope that gave you an answer to the question “What are different types of software licenses?” If you would like to read more about the licensing types, please read our documentation.

And if you are new to Cryptolens, welcome to our website! We offer a software licensing system for software developers to license and sell any type of software application. Our documentation pages give you detailed guides in your programming language on how to implement our licensing as a service (LaaS) platform.

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