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RE: RE: Licensing Issues (Windows Server)

From: Johnson, Rick <JohnsonR_at_gc.adventist.org>
Date: 2005-05-11 13:45:24 CEST


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hughes, Trystan [mailto:Trystan.Hughes@assetco.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:17 AM
> To: Greg Thomas; users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Licensing Issues (Windows Server)
> On Wed, 11 May 2005 09:25:29 +0100, "Hughes, Trystan"
> <Trystan.Hughes@assetco.com> wrote:
> >But, can someone briefly explain why if I was to use Apache/HTTP to
> >access the repository there is no problem, yet if I was to
> use file://
> >or a mapped drive then there may be a licensing problem?
> What exactly
> >is the different?
> >If you use Apache to access the repository, you are limited by Apache
> >- which doesn't arbitrarily restrict the number of
> simultaneous users
> >you can have.
> >If you use Windows based file sharing to access the
> repository, you are
> >limited by the Windows platform - which restricts the number of
> >simultaneous users you can have based on your licence for that
> >platform.
> >Greg
> Ahh. Ok, understood now.
> Thanks
> Tryst
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I'm going to jump in here and say that I don't think it's quite that
simple. I just reread the Windows Server 2003 EULA and it appears to me
that you need a CAL anytime you do Windows authentication (local or
domain authentication) for that server. That means the explanation above
is true until you do Windows authentication through Apache (such as
through LDAP to Active Directory or a Windows authentication plug-in),
then you're going to need a CAL for each user or machine that

I'm not a lawyer so someone who can read legalease can feel free to
contradict me but that's my read on it and it seems pretty clear. I'm
specifically looking at section 3a. I'm not sure that this link will
work but this is what my browser says is the link to the Windows 2003


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