Installation and usage of the platform

# Licenses of the Waves Enterprise blockchain platform¶

The Waves Enterprise blockchain platform is a commercial product oriented for use in the corporate and government sectors and distributed through user licenses. The scheme for obtaining a license to use the platform is as follows:

To access and manage the obtained licenses, the License management service is provided. The specifics of working with it are described in the platform installation manuals:

Deploying a platform with connection to Mainnet

Deployment of the platform in a private network

You do not need a license to familiarize yourself with the features of the platform. A detailed description of the functionality of the platform and its installation procedure in the trial mode is given in the article :ref: Deploying the platform in the trial mode (Sandbox) <sandbox>.

The following types of licenses are available for full use of the platform:

• Trial License allows you to get acquainted with the platform and technology during the implementation of the partner’s pilot project. It is issued under a contract for the duration of the pilot project, or for the time of development and debugging of the product.

• Commercial license allows you to use the platform for commercial projects. It is issued for a period determined by the contractual relationship with the partner.

• Non-commercial license allows you to use the platforms in the implementation of projects not aimed at generating profit. It is issued for a period determined by the contractual relationship with the partner.

• Mainnet license is a special license that allows you to use the Waves Enterprise Mainnet blockchain network to exchange data and perform partner transactions. When working in Mainnet, there are fees for the transactions performed.

Each type of license applies to one node.

## Duration of licenses¶

Licenses also differ in terms of duration, which is negotiated when the contract is concluded:

• 3 months is the standard validity period of a trial license.

• Lease for the duration of the use of the platform is determined by the time frame of the project implemented using the blockchain platform.

• 1 year.

• 2 years.