Oracle modifies Solaris licensing (in a good way)

Posted by Bill Bradford on Sep 9, 2010

Good news – Joerg Mollenkamp writes about changes to the licensing terms for Solaris, Solaris Express, and Solaris Cluster:

“I’m not a licensing lawyer, but:

“Except for any included software package or file that is licensed to you by Oracle under different license terms, we grant you a perpetual (unless terminated as provided in this agreement), nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited License to use the Programs only for the purpose of developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your applications, and not for any other purpose.”


“All rights not expressly granted above are hereby reserved. If you want to use the Programs for any purpose other than as permitted under this agreement, including but not limited to distribution of the Programs or any use of the Programs for your internal business purposes (other than developing, testing, prototyping and demonstrating your applications) or for any commercial production purposes, you must obtain a valid license permitting such use.”

sounds like this evaluation period many people were annoyed of is gone for the purposes described in the first snippet from the licensing aggreement.”

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