Subject Re: [firebird-support] Windows O/S Config for 50-user system
Author Mohd. Jeffry
I think this is the part of EULA that we are interested in:-

1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Microsoft grants you the following rights

provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of

this EULA:

* Installation and use. You may install, use, access,

display and run one copy of the Product on a single

computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device

("Workstation Computer"). The Product may not be used

by more than two (2) processors at any one time on any

single Workstation Computer. You may permit a maximum

of ten (10) computers or other electronic devices (each

a "Device") to connect to the Workstation Computer to

utilize the services of the Product solely for File and

Print services, Internet Information Services, and remote

access (including connection sharing and telephony

services). The ten connection maximum includes any

indirect connections made through "multiplexing" or other

software or hardware which pools or aggregates

connections. Except as otherwise permitted by the

NetMeeting, Remote Assistance, and Remote Desktop

features described below, you may not use the Product

to permit any Device to use, access, display or run other

executable software residing on the Workstation Computer,

nor may you permit any Device to use, access, display,

or run the Product or Product's user interface, unless

the Device has a separate license for the Product.

From my understanding. Arthur is right about the "user connection".


On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:33:56 +0800, Peter sanders
<psanders@...> wrote:
> Hi
> From the limited EULA reading (some time ago) Microsoft DOES limit and has
> the right to limit (if Microsoft chooses) the number of users by merely
> specifying within the license (EULA) that their (MS) software cannot be
> used with more than xx users (insert specific value here).
> While it may very well be technically possible to connect many more users
> than the software EULA specifies by any protocol desired, if the EULA user
> exceeds the EULA specified connections, then they (users) are
> contradicting the EULA agreement.
> This could very well be a moot point of course as Microsoft probably would
> not police the EULA, however MS could police it and take action.
> This EULA limiting is of course all an excuse for Microsoft to continually
> improve their revenue raising. For all we know it could be just a few
> lines of code that change between XP Home, XP Pro and Windows Server 2003
> (pick your own year here :D), but of course the price changes
> substantially.
> I have not read the whole EULA agreement for MY version of XP Pro, and
> would prefer not to. However from what I have read the gist of it is that
> Microsoft provide this software without ANY responsibilty other than
> paying you back for the purchase price paid. If anything goes wrong it's
> NOT their fault NO MATTER WHAT! However should YOU the user exceed their
> EULA they do have EVERY right to "wipe the floor with you"!
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:55:01 +1100, Helen Borrie <helebor@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > At 11:23 PM 19/01/2005 +0000, Artur Anjos wrote:
> >
> >> But this is another discussion: Kevin NEEDS to buy a server version.
> >> The problem is with EULA. Microsoft don't allow more than (5 or 10, can
> >> be sure) connections in the EULA. Just pick up a XP Pro CD and look at
> >> it.
> >> But it's still possible in an technical way. :-)
> >>
> >> One of our clients used a W2K Pro for sometime with 32 connections,
> >> before someone looked at EULA. They switch to Linux.
> >> Yes, there are times that Microsoft help our clients to achieve better
> >> solutions. :-)
> >
> > Artur - double check that. I believe the EULA applies to nodes using the
> > proprietary Windows networking protocol - what we loosely refer to as
> > "NetBEUI". Windows doesn't own the TCP/IP technology and, AFAIK, there
> > is
> > no limit (and no way that Microsoft or its software can limit) the number
> > of TCP/IP clients to Win2K, WinXP or S2K3.
> >
> > ./heLen
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Regards
> Peter
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