• Subject: Re: LPAR licensing
  • From: Lou Schmaus <lschmaus@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 14:58:10 -0500
  • Organization: @Home Network


Pete,

What do you do if a company buys a large system(8 or 12-way), but then
partitions it so the software is only running on a two-processor
partition? The Chevy/Mercedes analogy  really doesn't hold up here,
because you can't drive half a car to the grocery store. Do they pay
based on what percentage of the machine they run the software on, or
based on the entire capacity of the machine?

-- 
Lou Schmaus
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ 08859
lschmaus@home.com

--
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of my employer, unless it is billable.


Pete Massiello wrote:
> 
> We had a lot of debate of how the best way to handle LPAR was when it was 
>first
> announced a few months ago.  OS Solutions has decided that you have purchased 
>the
> software to run on a Hardware platform, which is tiered priced.  Therefore, 
>we have
> no intension of charging anymore for each logical partion.  You already 
>purchased it
> for the physical system.    We think this is the fairest solution for all 
>parties
> involved.
> 
>     Think of it this way.  You go down to a car dealer and purhcase a car.  
>You pay
> the tiered price, based upon the model of the car you buy.  If its a Chevy 
>you pay
> one price, and upto a Mercedes would be a different price (thats the tier 
>price).
> Now, would you ever purchase (not lease) a car, that said how many drivers 
>would be
> driving this car?  Oh, you want 5 drivers, then that would be an additional 
>$10,000
> per driver.
> 
>     That is our view point.
> 
>     Pete
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