File GDB API Licensing and Redistribution

Discussion created by vulfig on Mar 23, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2012 by vangelo-esristaff

I work for a non-GIS software company.  Let's call it CompanyX.

I am wondering whether ESRI's standard FileGDB API license agreement would permits CompanyX to redistribute the FileGDB API with CompanyX software.  If not, I am wondering whether CompanyX could sign a special license agreement and / or purchase the ability to permit this.  I am wondering whether a Business Partner agreement between CompanyX and ESRI could facilitate this.

I have read ESRI's FileGDB API License Agreement, which seems to prohibit redistribution and for-profit use of the FileGDB API, but I have also read discussions on this topic in this Forum and other places which seem to make it possible, and / or suggest that the License Agreement is not written as the FileGDB Product Manager intended, and may change soon.

Any assistance anyone can lend is most welcome.  You can call me at 4157101998.
Thank you very much,