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RE: RE: Licensing Issues (Windows Server)

From: Hughes, Trystan <Trystan.Hughes_at_assetco.com>
Date: 2005-05-11 15:45:58 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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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Johnson, Rick [mailto:JohnsonR@gc.adventist.org]
>Sent: Wed 11/05/2005 12:45
>To: Hughes, Trystan; users@subversion.tigris.org
>Cc:
>Subject: RE: RE: Licensing Issues (Windows Server)

>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
>authenticates.

>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
>EULA
>http://www.microsoft.com/legal/useterms/documents/Windows%20Server_2003_
>English_e181bbde-9ef3-42c6-b680-1537455e8c85.pdf.

>Rick
 
Well spotted Rick!
 
But if my compnay uses a Windows Domain controller to hold all suer credentials in which to authenticate against, this should be ok?
 
Tryst
Received on Wed May 11 16:35:04 2005

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