ActivePerl Community Edition - License - Query

Posted by bezek on 2018-04-22 20:48


If we need to install ActivePerl on Windows 10 to run a Perl script to parse the data and export it to a CSV file (The data is obtained from another tool NMAP and is related to the production servers; the perl script is NOT run on the servers), can we use community edition or does it require business edition?


ActiveState Staff
Tue, 2018-04-24 08:32

1) Are you working with a Commercial Entity? If you are not working in a Commercial Entity (primary purpose of making a profit), you will not need a license for Testing or Production use.

2) If you are working with a Commercial Entity, you would need a Business Edition license to use ActivePerl as part of a Production process, but not for Testing.
Is this a Production process?
Scanning your network for intrusions could be a part of your Production Security process, assuming you have a Production Security process. If the process is repeated/repeatable, documented, and has to meet an Acceptance test; it's a Production process. If it's ad-hoc, poorly documented, or has no specific standards that it has to meet, it's "Testing".

bezek | Fri, 2018-04-27 01:55


Thanks for the prompt response.

The Perl script would be run on the laptop with Windows 10. And it would be used to parse the data obtained through NMAP. Does it still need business edition?