Imported Google Group message.
Date:Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:35:22 UTC.
That's a good question - and we'll update the site to reflect this, the licensing for Tyk was meant to always be incredibly straightforward, flexible and non-interfering:
Licenses are in USD
Licenses are on a per company basis (licensee), so once you have one, you can use Tyk anywhere you like with the license key provided, on as many cores or servers as you like with as many users / API's as you please, we only request that licensees honour the license and purchase a new one if they are using Tyk in another company.
The license is enforced by being time-limited, it will cease to work once the requisite number of days has passed, so a one-year license will offer full functionality for 365 days, then will revert back to demo mode (no data is lost, though the hot-reload service will not function), naturally licenses can be purchased for any length of time, but we'd need to talk about how that on an as-needed basis
Tyk will never phone home, we understand that Tyk may be used internally for SOA and therefore think it would be terrible security practice, a burden for end-users and ultimately a performance bottleneck should anything go wrong with our systems, Tyk should be able to work even if we're not.