QNX Commercial Software License

Developers licensed under the QNX Commercial Software License Agreement (CSLA) are those looking to leverage QNX technology for commercial gain. These developers need a commercial license for the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite (Momentics Tools) and a runtime distribution license for any QNX Neutrino® RTOS (Neutrino RTOS) and optional QNX middleware products they have embedded into products that they either want to use themselves or ship to others. The Momentics Tools and the QNX Neutrino RTOS components are initially delivered together, as the “QNX Software Development Platform". QNX middleware products are usually delivered separately and may have a different licensing model. Collectively the Momentics Tools, Neutrino RTOS and optional middleware products are known as the “QNXProduct Portfolio”. If you want to evaluate the QNX Software Development Platform before you start any commercial development, then you should check out the free 30 day evaluation license available under our QNX Evaluation, Non-Commercial & Academic End User License Agreement.

Development Rights

The CSLA allows you to use the Momentics Tools to develop commercial products that include runtime components of the Neutrino RTOS (or derivatives thereof) and optional runtime components of anyQNX middleware products you have licensed. License terms for middleware products are provided in an addendum to the CSLA (See Schedule B (QNX Middleware Addendum) to the CSLA). Another addendum to the CSLA is used to describe the QNX Standard Support service terms (See Schedule A (Standard Support Addendum) to the CSLA).

In addition to Standard Support, other technical support and custom engineering services are also available from QSS and are subject to separate agreements. See technical support and services.

Redistribution Rights

Once you create a product that includes QNX technology and you wish to ship it to others, or use it internally as an end user, you will need a runtime distribution license. Distribution of the runtime components of QNX Software Development Platform and runtime components of any QNX middleware products you have licensed software, embedded in an OEM or VAR product, is governed by the terms of one of: (i) the Runtime Distribution Addendum attached as Schedule C to the CSLA (for 6.5.0 and later versions of the QNX Development Suite); (ii) the applicable QNX Runtime License Agreement (for earlier versions) or (iii) a custom QNX OEM License Agreement. These distribution licenses allow you to make copies of specified QNX runtime software, to embed them into your product, and to distribute / sublicense that product either internally or to others.

Commercial End Users

If you received a product with a QNX license sticker or QNX License Certificate, please review our End User Information page.

Related Information:

The CSLA incorporates by reference:

We maintain an archive of our license agreements for each product version, along with the associated License Guides and Third Party License Terms Lists. Please refer to our document archive page to access these documents.

If you are using QNX2 or QNX4 software, the applicable license agreement is the QNX 4.x / 2.x End User License Agreement.

For further information on commercial licenses, please contact us at licensing@qnx.com.