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Legal question about using Unity for internal tools

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kloveridge, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. kloveridge


    Apr 25, 2015
    A legal question about using Unity to write an internal tool at our company.

    Our company makes more than $200,000 a year. We make our money using our own engine. Internally, however, there are a couple of tools we want to write that would use Unity. There are about 50 people that would use the tools. No part of Unity's source code would be used in our products to sell to customers. We just would use Unity to simply write a support tool.

    Is a Unity Pro license sufficient (per developer that would contribute to the tools)?
  2. Lurking-Ninja


    Jan 20, 2015

    If you don't understand the license, please talk to Unity. This is a community forum, no one here is qualified to give you legal advice.
    Joe-Censored likes this.
  3. Joe-Censored


    Mar 26, 2013
    Unity license tier eligibility is detailed here:
    (same link as above)

    The Unity License is primarily for use of the Unity Editor. From your $200k+ revenue, it sounds like you'd need a Unity Pro license for as long as you'll be using the Editor. Use of the tools created with the Editor, whether they are sold, whether they are just internal tools, how many people use them, etc, is irrelevant. The question is how many people will use the Editor to create/maintain those tools or other products. That's how many Pro licenses you need, for as long as you continue using the Unity Editor.

    I Am Not A Lawyer. Contact Unity if you don't understand the licensing.