Hi Neill

I think the floating license is a full-cost every year - it takes just over 2 years to break even - that's my dim memory of this. And Authorized user is not tied to a certain person - it's any user - I can't even tell if it's based on how many you have, maybe Ibm keeps a count, I can't tell.

Also, if you have ADTS - PDM with SEU and the like - there is a trade-up option - it's about 30% off the list price of the authorized user license. Maintenance is based on full list price. Check with your BP for that - it's also available using Passprot Advantage = there are things beneficial about that, including that you are notified when your support is about to run out, I believe - not always the case with licensed products.


On 9/19/2016 3:36 PM, Neill.Harper@xxxxxxxx wrote:
Hi Everyone

Its been a long time since I posted on any of these lists, as I have been distracted with lots of boring .net stuff.

However we have finally moved from V5R4 to 7.1, that combined with the possibility of a couple of trainees starting has turned my attention back to all things IBM.

I'm looking to use a combination of qaxis HTTP API and Scott K's YAJL wrapper to put together a POC to call one of our .net RESTFUL services. If successful, I'd like to set the trainee's the task of using the technology to link into various parts of our system and actually do something useful.

I'd prefer them to learn in an IDE, as there is more chance of things sticking as they will be using Visual Studio as well, and if they are using an IDE, then it probably should be the latest available.

On to the questions

1) Are most people using RDI now?
2) Do any still sue WDSC?
3) Do any still just use SEU

With regards to RDI from what I can see the floating license is a no brainer, we have a lot of very talented and experienced developers who feel more at home in SEU, but a few people that will prefer RDI. I cant see any reason to go for the more expensive Authorised user option, does anybody have a good reason why someone might consider it.



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