License Agreement clarifications

Hi, I have a question (and a comment) regarding the use of a Commercial
License. provides the
following limitations on use of our X licenses (my annotations in angle

(a) Licensee1>]]> may:

install and use the licensed edition and version of the Software that
have been specified in the appropriate License Certificate(s) on multiple
Clients and operating systems, provided that a number of concurrent
users2> never exceeds the <3>number3> of <4>Authorized Users4> specified in the appropriate License Certificate(s) and that the same License Key is not used concurrently by <5>different Authorized Users, on different Clients or operating systems<5>; """ Now, most of the annotations are just to ensure we are on the same page: <1> = our company <3> = X, as defined above <4> = employees <5> = employees A and B may not look at ReSharper suggestions/errors/whatnot on A's machine together. Which is a rather strange limitation, imho. I would rewrite it to "different Authorized Users on different instances of the Software". Or the pair programming technique is impossible to use with ReSharper, since you cannot use multiple license keys on a single installation. Both employees would be using the same license key, as I understand it, and that is not allowed. That was the COMMENT. Even though <5> is strange, it is <2> which presents my current issue. I don't see "user" defined elsewhere in the license. My hope is that <2>]]> was
meant to say "Authorized users", which imho would be the logical thing (when
you allowed for multiple installation. Unfortunately, legal stuff have a way
of not being logical as developers see it :)

Anyways, here is an actual scenario where the interpretation of ]]> is an

  • I have have both a laptop and a desktop.

  • I bring the laptop home to do development, and leave the desktop on at

work, so that I can remote connect in.

  • Now, the issue is, am I allowed to use ReSharper both on the desktop and

the laptop concurrently, using the same license key?

It would be a case of a single Authorized User using two separate
installations concurrently. So the QUESTION is whether a "user" is meant to
be the same as "Authorized User" or if an "Authorized User" using two
different machines concurrently would count as two "user"s.

Best regards,

+ Hans Christian

PS: We do not use a license server, if we did I guess it would have stopped
my usage scenario pretty fast...

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Err, sorry about posting this to the EAP newsgroup. Please ignore it here.
I've sent the questions on the web contact form instead.

+ Hans Christian


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