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Re: Red Hat plan

From:

Chuck Sechler <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:25:46 -0500

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In reading this, it also seems that Red Hat has altered the original plan a
bit. In earlier documents they were offering the ES server (?) and WS. ES
being offered at $150. Now they are offering a WS academic package and a AS
server academic package. Is this right?  Chuck.

At 04:11 PM 12/3/2003, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>It seems that in order to purchase the Red Hat Site Subscription Base
>Package for $2500 which would permit unlimited distribution to faculty,
>staff, and students (on their *personally-owned* computers only) that
>there is a minimum purchase of $2,000 required.   I reviewed
>http://www.redhat.com/solutions/industries/education/site/ and I'm a
>little confused and would like to know if the following is accurate:
>
>
>* For a Site Subscription, the Base Package for $2500 per year provides
>the Network Proxy Server plus unlimited distribution to all faculty,
>staff, and students for their *personally-owned* computers.  They get
>access to Red Hat Network with Update Module, but they do not get
>support.   The Base Package does not apply to university-owned computers.
>
>
>*BUT -- the Base Package cannot be purchased by itself - it has to be
>purchased with an option to allow for use on university-owned computers,
>either the Fixed Option or the Unlimited Option.
>
>
>* The Fixed Option for WS would cost $2500 per year for the Base Package
>plus $2000 per year for the *initial 80 required WS units*, plus $25 per
>unit per year for any units over 80.  This would allow for deployment to
>an unlimited number of personally-owned faculty, staff, or student
>computers (because of that Base Package), and 80 (or whatever...)
>university-owned workstations.   They get access to updates, but they do
>not get support.
>
>
>
>* The Fixed Option for AS would cost $2500 per year for the Base Package
>plus $2000 per year for the *initial 40 required AS units*, plus $50 per
>unit per year for any units over 40.  This would allow for deployment to
>an unlimited number of personally-owned faculty, staff, or student
>computers (because of that Base Package), and 40 (or whatever...)
>university-owned servers/workstations.  They get access to updates, but
>they do not get support.
>
>
>
>Also, it seems that the annual fee is the same each year, and not a
>lower maintenance fee in subsequent years.  I'd appreciate if they could
>confirm that as well.
>
>
>Thanks,
>Mary
>
>
>--
>
>
>Mary A. Griffin                         University of Pennsylvania
>3650 Chestnut Street/6107               Office of Software Licensing
>Sansom Place West, Suite 302            Philadelphia, PA   19104
>215-573-4021 (fax)                      215-898-5930 (phone)
>
>http://www.upenn.edu/softwarelicenses
>
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