OpenServer 5

The information included within this section is intended to provide a clear definition of the issues and policy for OpenServer 5 licensing. For inquiries concerning Licensing policy, please click Contact XinuosHERE or at the bottom of the page. Then, make sure to select "Lost/Replacement Licenses” under "Choose Category".

What is a EULA?

A EULA (End User License Agreement) describes the terms of the agreement between Xinuos and it's customers for the use of Xinuos software.

What is a COLA?

COLA (Certificate of License Authority) describes the specific "extent of use" that is applicable to the purchase of an individual license from Xinuos (for example a COLA might represent a license for 10 additional users)

How is a user defined?

"User" is a person accessing the Software via a local or remote interactive device, such as a terminal or workstation, except where such use is exclusive to routing or gateway functions of the Software. Generally, functions that require user "state" to be held on the server require a user license.

What Licenses do I need to run OpenServer 5 in a virtual environment?

All Xinuos Licenses are for a single instance of the software. Using the same license for more than one instance is not authorized. Thus in a virtual environment you will need a license for each instance of the operating system or other Xinuos software you run. The same rule applies to users, CPUs or any other Xinuos add-on license.

Do I need a license for a standby system?

Xinuos's license terms allows the usage of   an "archive copy" of the software for standby purposes only if the standby system is not powered concurrently with the primary system.

What about SQL based connections?

A "User" (see above) that is connected using some form of front end in conjunction with a back-end database requires a user license for the duration of their connection, since there is state maintained on the server on their behalf. Multiple "users" using a single login each require a license, but a single "User" running multiple concurrent connections only requires a single license.