Paul Bunyan Licensing:
Paul Bunyan is a client/server application consisting
of three installable components the client (Viewer),
the server (Message
Server), and the Application Programmer Interface (API).
It is licensed on a per machine basis regardless of which
component or components are installed or which
Bunyan Feature Overview Chart
API Installation and Redistribution
No purchase is required to install and/or
redistribute the Paul Bunyan API files by themselves.
Applications are frequently compiled for release on designated
build machines for purposes of build integrity. Diamond Sierra
acknowledges and endorses this action.
Custom License Agreements
Diamond Sierra recognizes that customers have unique
licensing needs and does offer custom license agreements upon
request. Please contact our
sales department to
discuss any such requirements your firm may have.
Paul Bunyan Upgrades
Diamond Sierra provides minor release upgrades for
all product lines free of charge. For example, customers who have purchased Paul Bunyan 2.0 can upgrade to
any subsequent version 2.x at no charge and may do so at any time by
simply downloading and installing the latest version 2.x from the
Major version upgrades are priced at significant discount off of the retail price of the
new product version but are supplied free of charge to all customers who have purchased Diamond Sierra’s support and maintenance plan
or who have purchased the previous version within 90 days of the new
version release date.
Note: the following discussion applies to all contexts
of "redistribution" including but not limited to:
- third party vendors who sell and ship commercial off-the-shelf
- outsource technology providers who build, install, and maintain
software applications for clients,
- corporate software development divisions that build and distribute
software for intra-corporate use
- and, IT departments that monitor and maintain multi-computer internal
infrastructure (e.g. a single web server farm).
Paul Bunyan was designed to allow
Diamond Sierra's customers to distribute their products fully logging-enabled
with no royalties or per use redistribution costs. It was also designed
to allow for such with minimal to no impact on existing build and
Diamond Sierra's customers and/or their end-users
may at any time, free of charge, install Paul Bunyan in what
is referred to as
basic mode. This may be done before, during,
or after the installation of the customer's logging-enabled
application. All methods have the same net effect - that of
simply installing Paul Bunyan in
trial mode and letting the
trial period expire.
It is not required for Paul Bunyan to be shipped and/or installed
with logging-enabled applications in order for them to load and
run. All Paul Bunyan APIs internally test for the presence of Paul
Bunyan at initialization and immediately self-disable if not found.
When Paul Bunyan is installed on the target machine, log messages
may be retrieved under either of two scenarios:
The installed copy of Paul
Bunyan is purchased
When running in purchased
message server will allow download requests from any
viewers (and message servers - see
Message Forwarding) regardless of whether the requestor
is local or remote, free trial mode or purchased, Lite, Professional,
or Enterprise Edition.
The installed copy of Paul Bunyan is
When running in basic
mode, the message server operates as a fully functional
Edition with the exception that it will only
requests from viewers and message servers that are
Connectivity Enabled or from the local basic mode viewer.