Does anyone have any ideas for licensing software for .air files that will be distributed? Using .swf licensing option might also work. Most everything out there is for .exe, and is really expensive.
I'm also looking for licensing options for use in PDFs that will be distributed.
I'd start here:
(runtimes licensing and distributions)
(Acrobat family licensing/distributions FAQ)
PDF is advertised as open format:
(PDF Technology Center)
and other forum could help:
Generally speaking reading EULA-s for software you're using to produce contain help to find what software is used/components licensed for use with runtime/etc (so we could avoid patent trolls - while Adobe could be hit only - in theory):
Thanks, that's helpful! But I'm actually looking for licensing options for *my* software. (Sorry for being confusing.) For example, I have created software and will distribute it as an AIR file, and will also distribute several PDFs. I'm hoping to somehow protect my AIR file and my PDFs from being easily circulated/copied/printed too often, probably with a license-key type protection.
Adobe does have a password protection option for PDFs, but I'm hoping for a more elegant solution.