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Redis Pulls Back on Open Source Licensing, Citing Stingy Cloud Services
“The modules in question are used to help create managed services on top of Redis, namely RediSearch, Redis Graph, ReJSON, Redis-ML, and Rebloom. Licensed under Apache 2.0 modified with Commons Clause, these can still be freely used in any application, though they can’t be used in a commercial Redis-based offering. For that, you will have to call Redis Labs and work out a paid licensing arrangement.”
redis  opensource  licensing  databases  cloud 
august 2018 by cote
Oracle Gets Cloudy: What’s Behind Their Change in Financial Reporting?
“Oracle did announce during the earnings call that cloud revenue was $1.7B for the quarter, but failed to break that out between SaaS and the combined IaaS and PaaS, as was previously reported. Also, with BYOL, it is impossible to know if customers are using those licenses in the cloud or on-prem, thereby obfuscating their cloud performance, which is now the number one factor in determining Oracle’s success against its peers. Oracle is claiming customers are deploying BYOL licenses in the cloud immediately, or have plans to do so in the near future, but it is impossible to know for sure.”

Vendors switching from on-prem to public cloud is hella hard, often deadly.
licensing  publiccloud  Oracle 
june 2018 by cote
Why software giants are failing
Should have done cloud earlier.

There’s another angle: when and how does a product manager call/predict a huge shift like traditional, on-premises software to “cloud”?
cloud  licensing  oracle  productmanager 
june 2018 by cote
EMC IT | Case Study | Pivotal
"Before adopting Pivotal Cloud Foundry, if a developer wanted a server for application development, it could take one to three months just to get an application development platform. Now, it can take just hours to get a server."
via:IFTTT  from:Instapaper  EMC  proofpoints  CloudFoundry  Pivotal  PivotalCloudFoundry  licensing  SaaS  speed  automation  transformation 
july 2015 by cote
Coding Horror: Oh, You Wanted "Awesome" Edition
As more developer start taking on the operations roles - where pricing is completely differently done than for developers (read: not free) - expect to see a lot of coders going, "WTF?" like this.
developer/operations  microsoft  licensing  Windows 
july 2009 by cote
All-Access - Embarcadero Technologies
All you can eat licensing for Embarcadero/CodeGear tools. I think it's a good move.
CodeGear  ide  tools  Embarcadero  licensing 
february 2009 by cote
Oracle and Cloud Computing. Funny.
"Oracle seemed to have missed one of the main points of cloud computing -- that it's an on-demand approach and that includes software licensing costs. In case you didn't notice, Oracle is not offering pay-per-use pricing for the cloud. All they are saying is that you can use the regular perpetual, upfront, fully-paid software license on EC2. Big Whoop."
via:botchagalupe  oracle  cloud  itmanagementguys  licensing 
september 2008 by cote
If Not Vista Enterprise, Then What?
Looks like Windows licensing has turned into a game of licensing wizardary, eh? Just like with mainframes. Exciting!
vista  licensing  microsoft  server 
august 2007 by cote
New JBoss Licensing Implications?
This all just seems like an unneeded mess.
jboss  licensing  lgpl  redhat  trademark 
february 2007 by cote
SugarCRM to unveil commercial portal in July
Helping people find the OSS/commercial ecosystem around your product. Also, the MSFT licensing thing.
opensource  microsoft  licensing  sugarcrm  erp 
june 2006 by cote
Becta reviews UK schools for Microsoft 'lock-in'
...the continuing saga of government push-back on Microsoft, esp. Office.
uk  microsoft  licensing  pricing  standards 
january 2006 by cote

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