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  • From: Dmitry Melekhov <dm@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:14:29 +0400
  • Message-id: <3DDE1195.5070708@xxxxxxxxxx>
Henne Vogelsang wrote:

On Friday, November 22, 2002 at 07:34:21, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:

On Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 21:41:06, Dmitry Melekhov wrote:

What is license for SLES8? Per server (as for SCO UL-based server) or
something else?

The only thing that is "licensed" is the maintenance. Its limited to one
machine. Everything else is licensed individualy (based on the package).
GPL / LPGL / BSD / YaST / blah blubb. The distribution work is under the
same YaST / SuSE License as every product.

Do you understand what you writing? ;-)

Sure i do :)

Sorry, no :-(

Maintenance mean new version of packadges, each has it's own license....

Nope not only. Maintanance means also product information, knowledge
base, installation support, installation kits and it is the base for
further support.

You are talking about installation support?
You can make use of our free installation support by e-mail, regular mail, fax, or phone for 60/90 days from the activation of your support key.

90 days is less then a year :-)

Then, what is available from PSDB (i.e. what one pay for):

Search: search for a patch by keyword, e.g. 'httpd'
o History: view the documentation sorted by date and download the patches related to your SuSE Linux product.
o Versions/Products: display and download all the patches available for your your SuSE Linux product.
o Categories: view/download the patches and fixes by category, e.g. 'security'

This is only updates for packages, which as you wrote I can install
on several servers. And this is maintenance, nothing more included! Well, Suse send e-mail about new updates :-)

Why I can't install them to several servers?

No one can avoid that. But you get a contract that is for this one
machine (or more if you want). If you break the contract, maintenance is
lost. Thats how maintenance works everywhere.

Please, tell me facts, no what you think.

Ask enterprise-presales@xxxxxxxx for more details, a license, a example
contract whatever.

We bought SLES7 with one year maintenance, Now it is expired, so we want
to buy or SLES8 or next year for SLES7.
It is impossible to buy next year in Russia, I asked this presales several times with no success - they simply don't rely at all.
But I want to be shure that I can legally install and use SLES8
on several servers. Sorry, I even still do not know license for SLES7 ;-))


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