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Daily Dose - Solaris 10 License Change

03.28.2010
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At some point during the Oracle-Sun integration, Solaris 10 had a change in its usage terms which has caused some confusion on tech news sites and blogs.  The change is described in this quote from the licensing terms: "Once you have completed the survey, you will be redirected to the Solaris 10 download page for downloading, and your Entitlement Document will be sent to your registered e-mail address. Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software."  In the earlier terms it was possible to keep using Solaris for free past 90 days if you gave Sun a valid email, but now it's not so clear.

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Elisha Ebenezer replied on Mon, 2010/03/29 - 5:36am

Info on Solaris 10 license change is misleading... License agreement of Solaris 10 clearly states that 90-day evaluation period is applicable if users choose not* to provide e-mail address. As long as user provides e-mail address, 90-day restriction does not apply. Pasted below is a snippet from license agreement..
The registration process to receive an Entitlement Document is part of the Solaris download process, with the Entitlement Document being returned to you via e-mail. For this reason, YOU MUST PROVIDE A WORKING E-MAIL ADDRESS AS PART OF YOUR SUN DOWNLOAD CENTER ACCOUNT. If you fail to do so, you will not receive an Entitlement Document and will only have the right to evaluate Solaris for 90 days

Mitch Pronschinske replied on Mon, 2010/03/29 - 8:53am in response to: Elisha Ebenezer

The story has been updated with exact quoting from the Solaris terms.

Imran M Yousuf replied on Mon, 2010/03/29 - 10:41pm in response to: Mitch Pronschinske

Thanks for the clarification....

James Diaz replied on Mon, 2011/09/12 - 10:23am in response to: Elisha Ebenezer

really appreciate the updated information you have posted

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 Integration of Oracle and sun is good?Bad?

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