What is ActiveState's Support Policy for Community Editions?
The two most recent stable releases are available for free download. This corresponds to the Perl Community's own version support policy.
Whenever the underlying Perl version becomes unsupported by the Perl community itself, support for the corresponding ActivePerl versions will be limited to Business Edition and Enterprise Edition customers.
You can continue to use older ActivePerl releases indefinitely under the terms of the Community Edition license, but won't be able to download the installers from ActiveState.
The PPM repositories for unsupported ActivePerl releases will remain freely accessible for at least 6 months after support ends, but will no longer be updated with new builds from CPAN.