[rescue] Ultra 5 OS

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 15 16:31:07 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 05:28:08PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On 04/15/10 17:02, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 04:43:12PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >> Not according to my reading of the updated license terms.  As far as I
> >> can see, you get 90 days free trial, and then either you buy a full
> >> support contract or you're in violation of license terms.  There appears
> >> to be no such thing as a free hobbyist license any more.  (And the
> >> support contracts aren't cheap; I can't find the percentage right now,
> >> but if memory serves, it's a nontrivial percentage of the original
> >> purchase cost of the hardware you're running it on.)
> > 
> > (c) Individual Use. You may use Software internally for personal,
> > individual use. 
> > 
> > They say you can get the Entitlement for those via the download center.
> > So the license doesn't preclude the possibility of hobbiest license, you
> > just have to look a bit more.
> Ah!  That looks more promising.  Must have missed it.  Does that say
> that you can continue to use it past the 90 days without buying support?

You need an entitlement for that.  Supposedly before you do the download
you are given a survey and then get one at some point after that by
email.  I haven't tried this those.  I'm still trying to hope for a new
OpenSolaris release.  Supposedly they aren't killing it.  Supposedly
they will be offering affordable support for it.  I'm getting anxious
for something more material to come from them though.

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