Change in End User License Agreement Opens up OES for Any Application
Beginning September 1, 2009, Novell is changing the End User License Agreement (EULA) regarding SUSE Linux Enterprise Server entitlements for customers of Novell Open Enterprise Server. Under the new EULA, OES customers may deploy the related version of SLES for their OES-licensed users on x86-64-based architectures with no restrictions.
In the past, OES customers were restricted to using SLES only to run workloads related to OES services, and a few other supporting uses, such as GroupWise and anti-virus and back-up software. Now, customers can unlock the power of Linux by using their SLES entitlements for other workloads in their environments.
Linux Platform Deployment. You must acquire a User license for each User. Each person who accesses or uses the Software must have at least one user object uniquely assigned to that person and access the Software through the user object. Provided that You comply with the requirements in this paragraph and elsewhere in this Agreement, You are authorized to use an unlimited number of copies of the SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 10 portion of the Software (“SLES 10”) to run OES services for licensed OES Users. In addition, You may use an unlimited number of copies of SLES 10 in support of any other software product You elect to use to service, support, secure or manage licensed OES Users. However, the foregoing license grants do not permit You to use SLES 10 (or any updates thereto provided in connection with Your OES licenses) other than for licensed OES Users. Use of the Software deployed on the Linux platform may be on a physical server or a virtual server environment and is limited to use on the x86 and x86-64 architectures.