Novell Nixes Support Contracts from License Agreements
Novell will no longer force license purchasers into contract license agreements that attach service and support contracts. The company will also offer licenses per device, as well as per user. (The Channel Insider)Novell is restructuring its corporate licensing framework to make license agreements more flexible and accessible to users. Beginning March 1, the Linux software company will no longer force users into CLAs (contract license agreements), which attached service and maintenance agreements to the software deal.
Customers may now purchase VLAs (volume license agreements), which are purely transactional, or MLAs (master license agreements), which are priced directly from Novell and reserved for larger sales.