Frequently Asked Questions

About Virtuoso Product Licensing

What types of licenses does OpenLink Virtuoso offer?
OpenLink Virtuoso offers two primary types of licenses : Open-Source and Commercial. The open-source version is covered under the GNU General Public License (GPL), whereas the commercial license comes with more advanced features and professional support.
Can I use the open-source version of OpenLink Virtuoso for commercial purposes?
Yes, you can use the open-source version of OpenLink Virtuoso for commercial purposes. However, it's important to understand that it is subject to the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License (GPL), which requires you to release any modifications you make to the source code.
What are the advantages of the commercial license over the open-source license?
The commercial license of OpenLink Virtuoso offers several advantages over the open-source version, including access to more advanced features like advanced security, custom reasoning & inference, high-availablity replication, and professional support. It also lifts some restrictions imposed by the GPL license, allowing for OEM-related customization if required.
How is the price of the commercial license determined?
The pricing for the commercial license of OpenLink Virtuoso is based on several factors including the required features, the number of servers, and the nature of support services. Please reach out to OpenLink directly for a custom quote.
Is there a trial version of the commercial license available?
Yes, OpenLink usually offers trial versions of their commercial licenses for potential customers. The trial version is typically available for a limited time and allows you to evaluate the product before purchase.
If I start with the open-source version, can I later upgrade to the commercial license?
Yes, you can upgrade from the open-source version to the commercial version at any time. You will need to reach out to OpenLink directly to facilitate the switch and ensure a smooth transition.
What kind of support does the commercial license offer?
The commercial license offers professional support which can include bug fixes, feature enhancements, performance tuning, and general consulting on best practices. The specifics of support can vary depending on your agreement with OpenLink.
Can I modify the source code of the commercial version of OpenLink Virtuoso?
Modification of the source code of the commercial version of OpenLink Virtuoso is typically restricted. You'll need to review the terms of your license agreement or consult with OpenLink directly for specific guidelines.
What happens when my commercial license expires?
If your commercial license expires, you will no longer have access to the advanced features, performance improvements, and support services that come with the commercial version. You may have the option to renew or downgrade to the open-source version.
Are there any discounts available for educational or non-profit organizations?
OpenLink may offer discounts for educational institutions and non-profit organizations, but it's best to contact them directly for specifics related to these cases.