Hi
What happens to webfacing? how does it fit into this
pricing model, what is the version of RDi for
webfacing

Ashish
--- Joe Pluta <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Walden H. Leverich wrote:
Not looking for a fight at all, but this is an
_important_ change that
needs to be made clear to everyone.

Not looking to be argumentative, but if you feel
that strongly, maybe
you should email folks at IBM and then post the
answers here, rather
than ask me. <smile>

OK, I guess that goes both ways. Again, we're in
named user land, yes?
So if Bob and Dave do ILE and Mike and Jane do OPM
then I don't need 4
licenses to each set of compilers, I need 2 to ILE
(for Bob and Dave)
and 2 to OPM (for Mike and Jane). Nice. Of
course, not all shops are
like that, if everyone shares load, then you will
need 4 licenses.

You're about to answer your own question.

Of course, then comes the fun... if Bob submits a
job that waits on a
dataq listening for compile requests and everyone
just sends dataq
messages to the queue instead of directly issuing
the CRTxxx command is
that only one license? It's only one user! :)

Yup.

And this is as far as I'm gonig to go with the
discussion. Everything
here has been common sense, and if people stop
complaining long enough
to really look at the situation, they'll see that,
like everything in
this life, it's got pros and cons. It's not
perfect, but really given
the hole IBM dug themselves, it's about as good as
it's going to get.

By the way, IBM gets around the issue of a single
user by charging a
minimum number of users per tier. In effect,
they've tier-based the
pricing anyway. Software pricing at some point
becomes as nebulous as
music pricing, and anybody who licenses
off-the-shelf software is
eventually going to look like the RIAA.

Joe
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