OpenServer 6

The information included within this section is intended to provide a clear definition of the issues and policy for OpenServer 6 licensing. For inquiries concerning Licensing policy, please click Contact Xinuos HERE 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 about POP and IMAP connections?

An OpenServer 6 site must be licensed for all users who may be concurrently logged in, using whatever protocol, to OpenServer 6 servers at the site. Xinuos would generally recommend that every concurrent user with an account used for application access or services such as mail is counted as an additional user. For example a POP or IMAP based mail server just providing access to remote users via modems should have as many user licenses as modems.

What Licenses do I need to run OpenServer 6 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 or any other Xinuos add-on license. In the case of OpenServer 6, unlimited CPUs are authorized so no extra license for additional CPUs is required.

Do I need a license for a standby system?

You do not need to have duplicated User Licenses for your users, but you do need to have separate licenses for server software that is run concurrently on multiple systems. 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.

Examples & Clarification

Anonymous FTP usage does not require a User License for each concurrent connection.

However, non anonymous usage does require a User License for each logged in user.