dGB Earth Sciences

OpendTect Licensing

OpendTect software is released under a triple licensing scheme. The free part (OpendTect and the free plugins) is released under an open-source license agreement: GNU GPLv3 or higher.

The commercial software (OpendTect Pro and the commercial plugins) is released under the Pro License Agreement and under an Academic License Agreement (Universities only: how to apply).

OpendTect Pro and all commercial plugins are protected by FlexNet license managing software (see below). License keys for OpendTect Pro are always time-limited to the duration of a rental -, or maintenance period. Commercial plugins can either be perpetual (subject to a license fee and annual maintenance fee), or temporary (per month or per year. The Geoscience Package, a bundle of OpendTect Pro and numerous plugins by dGB can also be rented per day).

For rentals, please visit the Pro Store. License keys will be issued within one working day. For purchase with maintenance, please contact dGB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More Information

Licensing & Host ID's
FlexNet Licenses Explained
FlexNet Installation Guide
Installing a license server on Linux
Installing a license server on Windows
Installing a floating license