I've received the following feedback from Red Hat. The information
below may or may not change once the program becomes finalized:
> 1) Do you offer a volume licensing option for Red Hat to
The licensing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic is all based on
a per system pricing for faculty and staff. The discounts are built
in; there are no additional discounts based on volume.
> 2) If so, what is the minimum order quantity and associated price
> per license?
Workstations/Desktops - $25/system
Servers - $50/system
There is no minimum order to get these prices.
We will offer a site agreement for student workstations only for
$2,500 (unlimited # of workstations).
> 3) Is there tiered pricing available? What are the order
> quantity ranges and associated license prices?
Tiered pricing is not available. Pricing is fixed as seen in
> 4) Is media included with each license order?
I don't think media is included with each license order; or for any
EDU order. This pricing is based on our Basic versions of our
software, and that typically
does not include media. Everything is download only.
> 5) Is documentation included with each license order?
> 6) Is technical support included with each license?
No. Only access to Red Hat Network is provided with each license.
> 7) Are licenses perpetual?
> 8) If licenses are not perpetual, do they require an annual
Subscriptions need to be renewed each year.
> 9) Is product maintenance available?
Yes, maintenance is available and included with each system
purchased through Red Hat Network.
> 10) Are there restrictions on who may use the software (faculty,
> staff, students)?
The only restriction is for the site agreement, which is for
students' workstations only.
> 11) Are there restrictions on where the software may be installed
> (Vanderbilt owned machines versus systems owned by Vanderbilt
> staff, students)?
I don't think that there are any restrictions.
--On Wednesday, November 26, 2003 12:49 PM -0600 Marg Knox
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> Do any of you have word on the educational program for Red Hat
> Here is what I have been hearing:
> - expect a formal program end of next week (e.g., Dec4 or Dec 5)
> - expected to have both site licensing and per unit pricing
> - have heard that student site licensing may be $2500/year (no
> telephone or online support, just updates).
> - have heard that servers will be $50 and desktops/laptops will
> be $25. Updates only, no telephone or online support
> - if you want support, then near list price
> I am encouraging Red Hat to consider providing telephone support
> to central IT organizations if they will triage calls for the
> campus. Also quantity discounts since it costs money to do PO's
> (and for them to handle).
> Of course, until there is a formal program, these are all
> speculation and possibilities.
> There is also the fedora project for those who prefer a community
> approach and no license cost.
> Anyone have a good scoop on what to expect?
> Happy Thanksgiving!!
> Regards, Marg
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