Development License FAQ

In addition, the other General FAQ, Server License FAQ, Questions & Answers and Troubleshooting sections may also be of use.



What does the "Upgrade Term" mean? Will my license stop working?

Development Licenses are designed to be deployed with applications that in many cases will need to run indefinitely without need for future licensing. The "Upgrade-Term" found in the Development License's license key is a term during which you will be able to upgrade your Wrapper for free. It means that you will be able to run any version of the Wrapper that is released BEFORE the Upgrade Term's end date. Those versions will then run indefinitely.

Maintenance Support Services (TSIMS):

With the Development License, the Upgrade Term also defines the current Maintenance Support and Services' Term (TSIMS). This term defines the period within which you are allowed to release new versions of your application that include the Wrapper. If you choose not to renew your TSIMS at any time, then you will need to stop including the Wrapper with your application for versions released after the term end date. Any New Version(s) of your application(s) includes all minor versions and patches. You will be able to continue distributing versions of your software which were released while TSIMS was active.

User Support:

User Support for the Wrapper license will also cease at the end of the Upgrade/Maintenance (TSIMS) term. If you wish to continue receiving our great support, and be able to always upgrade to the latest and stable versions of the Wrapper, please keep your TSIMS up to date by purchasing annual maintenance for your Development Licenses.

Your Upgrade Term:

You can see the Upgrade Term for a given license at any time in the license key file, or by viewing the details of your license key on the Development License Management page.

What happens when the (TSIMS) expires? Will my customers be affected?

The TSIMS is the Maintenance Agreement, it defines the period during which you can deploy new versions of your programs with the Wrapper. If you choose not to renew TSIMS, you will no longer be able to release new versions of your programs that make use of the Wrapper. You are however able to continue deploying existing versions indefinitely. Your customers will not be affected by the expiration of the TSIMS.

Please see the Development License FAQ entry on the "Upgrade Term" above for more information.

What restrictions are there on where and how I can distribute my application?

The Development License allows a company to distribute the Wrapper embedded with products that they developed internally (or own the rights to) to their customers without paying any further royalties. The products can be distributed directly or indirectly via resellers or other sales channels.

The Development License does not allow you to create a product which directly competes with the Wrapper itself.

If the Product which the Wrapper is embedded with is being used to create a second tier product which itself is being resold to 3rd parties, then the second tier product would need its own Development License.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

What license information needs to be included with my application?

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to comply with the requirements of the Wrapper's Development License. We specify a short set of clauses that we require your license to be in compliance with, but do not require specific text. In most cases, software licenses tend to already have similar text. They have been reviewed and approved by the legal teams of a number of our large corporate customers.

Please see the "Exhibit 2" section of the Development Software License Agreement.

The mention of 3rd party components is a section which should be added to your license if it does not already exist. We do not require that you mention Tanuki Software in this section but we do pass on the requirement to mention the 3rd party components that the Wrapper makes use of.

Can I distribute the Wrapper Community Edition with my proprietary application?

The License for the Community Edition of Java Service Wrapper is based on GPL2(General Public License ver.2) and GPL3(General Public License ver.3), and requires that the source of any application shipped with the Community Edition of the Wrapper also be made available to any user of the application.

Some companies wish to distribute custom (modified) versions of the Wrapper based on the open source Community Edition with their proprietary applications without the restrictions of the GPL2 and GPL3 Licenses. If you purchase a Standard or Professional Edition Development License, you are also granted the right to distribute your custom Wrapper version under the terms of the Development License Agreement as long as it is shipped with a standard License Key file.

If you are not modifying the Wrapper in any way, then it is recommended that you ship with the Standard or Professional Edition.

Are there any trade restrictions placed on the Java Service Wrapper?

Tanuki Software is a Japanese corporation and as such, distribution of the Java Service Wrapper falls under the laws of Japan. In general this does not place any additional restrictions over the laws of most countries who follow the conventions of the United Nations. Please see the following excerpt from our Product Export Sheet.

Product Export Sheet


This product does not fall under the foreign exchange law Sections 1 through 15(1).

In addition, Section 16 of the foreign exchange law applies(2).

1) By not falling under Sections 1 through 15, we are stating that the product does not include any Encryption
   Technology, and that the product is not a Development Environment.  Other sections do not apply to software.
2) Section 16 is a catch all section for products which do not fall under the first 15 sections stating that
   export of the product is not regulated and does not require a license because the product does not function
   as nor can be used as part of a weapon system.

Please send us a note at if you need a copy of the Product Export Sheet as a PDF.

In addition, Japan has a short list of countries to which we are not allowed to distribute the Java Service Wrapper without a special permit. This list may change over time, so please see the latest list on the The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry site:

Japan Export Black List (Google Translated)

Japan Export Black List (Original Japanese).

Look for the section marked: Region "2 of Schedule 3 Export Order": the United Nations arms embargo countries and regions