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do i need vs pro to sell games with unity?

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  • hi,

    unity comes with vs community, does i need to upgrade to vs pro to sell games with my startup (little..) company?

    thx!

    s

    Sunday, February 05, 2017 7:05 AM

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  • You can use the Community edition to sell paid software if you are an individual o a non-enterprise organization. See:

    Usage section at:

    https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/

    And my post:

    Licensing the Visual Studio family of products (or using them for free) http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com/2017/01/06/licensing-the-visual-studio-family-of-products-or-using-them-for-free/


    My portal and blog about VSX: http://www.visualstudioextensibility.com<br/> Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSExtensibility<br/> MZ-Tools productivity extension for Visual Studio: https://www.mztools.com


    Sunday, February 05, 2017 8:41 AM
  • Thanks Carlos’s useful reply.

    Hi snekjar,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    You can have a look at Carlos’s post which describes who can use the community free, or check the VS 2015 Licensing White Paper and found the following information:

    *** Individual developers

    Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community, to create their own free or paid apps.

    *** Organizations

    • An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
    • For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1M in annual revenue) no use is permitted for employees as well as contractors beyond the open source, academic research and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

    Refer to the above detail information, you can check if you meet the rules that can free use the community version or not. Since you said your startup company, maybe you can also look at the BizSpark, which is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving them free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software, and support.

    BTW, if you think Carlos's reply is helpful for your issue, please mark it as answer and that will help other community members who have the same issue to easier search this useful information, thank you for your support.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:08 AM
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