Choosing the Saxon Edition

Saxon is distributed in three editions: Saxon-HE, Saxon-PE, and Saxon-EE, each of which is available for both the Java and .NET platforms. Saxon-HE is available under an open-source license (specifically, the Mozilla Public License 2.0), and all its features are available to all users. Saxon-PE and Saxon-EE are commercial products and require activation by a license key.

There are also restricted licenses that work with Saxon-EE but restrict its capability:

For a full table showing the features available in each edition and licensing variant, see the feature matrix.

For information on obtaining and setting up a license key, see the Saxon Licenses section.

For commercial information including prices, terms and conditions, maintenance and upgrade offerings, site licensing, and redistribution licensing, see the online store.