Licensing

1. How many computers may I install the software on?
2. Do you mind if I give copies of your software to my friends?
3. May I lend my copy of Patchworks to a friend, consultant, or another agency?
4. May I transfer the software on to another computer?
5. May I make copies of the installation CD?
6. Do I need to purchase any other software?

1.

How many computers may I install the software on?

A single workstation license for Patchworks permits you to use the software on a single workstation. You are only allowed to install the software on a single workstation at a time.

2.

Do you mind if I give copies of your software to my friends?

No, you may not distribute copies of the Patchworks software to anyone. You are licensed to use a single copy of Patchworks on a single workstation. (We really have been asked this question!)

3.

May I lend my copy of Patchworks to a friend, consultant, or another agency?

The license agreement for Patchworks does not permit you to lend or provide the software to anyone who is not covered by your license agreement. If you need to let someone else use the software contact Spatial Planning Systems to make arrangements to extend your license agreement.

4.

May I transfer the software on to another computer?

Yes you may transfer the software to another workstation in your organization. To do so you must fully uninstall the software from the original workstation, and then install the software on the preferred machine. After transferring the software you will require a new product activation code. See the product activation FAQ for instructions on how to obtain a product activation code.

5.

May I make copies of the installation CD?

No, you are not allowed to make copies of the installation CD. You are not allowed to make any copies of the Patchworks software, except for routine backup copies of your entire workstation.

6.

Do I need to purchase any other software?

You do not need to purchase any other software to operate Patchworks. Patchworks does require two additional software packages in order to be functional: the Java Standard Edition runtime environment, and a modern web browser such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge. These packages can be downloaded off of the internet at no charge.

In addition, you may find that other software packages are useful to assist in advanced analytical operations. For example, in our consulting projects we often use QGIS or ArcGIS for spatial processing, and we often use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access to manipulate tabular data.