[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [Xen-users] Xen License

Jonathan Tripathy wrote:

I of course understand that I have to pay for Microsoft SPLA licensing. This is pretty simple (that I need to pay). But the person on the phone seemed to start telling me that renting Linux VMs out was "illegal" without paying...

Well actually Microsoft **claim** that use of Linux without a license from MS is illegal - because MS **claim** that Linux infringes on their patents. So far they have absolutely refused to say what they claim infringes on what patents. This is in fact quite likely, but unless MS are prepared to say what they think infringes on what, then it's hard to do anything about it.

But apart from that, which is clearly designed to frighten off business managers from using Linux (as in, use Linux and we'll burn your business in court), it is none of their business what you do with Linux and other FOSS.

So let's say I have a Xen hypervisor, Ubuntu Dom0 and 40 Ubuntu DomUs, there is no money to pay here right?

Not a penny :-)

Simon Hobson

Visit http://www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk/ for books by acclaimed
author Gladys Hobson. Novels - poetry - short stories - ideal as
Christmas stocking fillers. Some available as e-books.

Xen-users mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.