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Community Edition FAQs

Community Edition (CE) is offered for both Delphi and C++Builder. Unless otherwise specified, "Community Edition" in these FAQs refers to both Delphi Community Edition and C++Builder Community Edition. The Community Edition is a great way to get started building high-performance applications. Community Edition includes a fully featured IDE, code editor, ultra-fast compiler, integrated debugger, two-way visual designers to speed development, hundreds of visual components, and a limited commercial use license.

Getting started on realizing your product vision or getting your startup off the ground can be difficult without seed capital or sales revenue. Outfitting developers with professional level tools can be cost prohibitive before you have product to sell. Community Edition is both designed to allow individuals and startups to bootstrap their vision until annual revenues reach $5,000 at which point a Professional Edition license can be purchased.

If you're an individual you may use Community Edition to create apps for your own use and apps that you can sell until your revenues reach $5,000 per year.

If you're a small company or organization without revenue (or up to $5,000 per year in revenue), you can also use the Community Edition. Once your company's total revenue reaches US $5,000 per year, or your team expands to more than 5 developers, you can move up to an unrestricted commercial license with Professional Edition.