Delphi Third Party Alliance e mudança na licença do Delphi XE3 revertido

Delphi Third Party Alliance

Eu acabo de receber um convite para participar de um grupo no Facebook chamado “Delphi Third Party Alliance”, baseado na descrição do grupo o objetivo é “promover  de forma saudável o ecosistema de componentes de terceiro para Delphi e a comunidade de usuários”. Eu gostei da ideia, existem muitos componentes espalhados por ai e este grupo pode se tornar uma forma de compartilhar o que existem por ai para toda a comunidade Delphi.

O grupo é administrado por diversos representantes das empresas que desenvolvem componentes pra Delphi, é um grupo aberto e qualquer um pode se juntar ao grupo, acesse o link http://www.facebook.com/groups/DelphiThirdPartyAlliance/

Os fornecedores de componentes estão unindo forças.

Reversão da mudança do contrato de licença (EULA) do Delphi XE3

A Embarcadero acaba de notificar os seus Technology Partners sobre a versão final do EULA para XE3, eles reverteram a decisão que afetaria novos usuários no desenvolvimento de aplicações Cliente/Servidor com Delphi Pro.

Abaixo o comunicado enviado pela Embarcadero a seus Technology Partners e também detalhes do novo contrato de licença (EULA).

We now have a final license agreement. There should be nothing in the final EULA – when it is truly finalized in the RTM version – that should cause any problems for partners or our customers. The license (EULA) is basically similar to the XE2 file. The EULA (which is included with every shipping product) will become “final” when the we sign off the release to manufacturing build. We have included portions of the final EULA below. Note that any Professional edition restrictions still included are only related only to the use of “dbExpress” technology and do not restrict the use of technolgy partner or other 3rd party client/server or multi-tier technologies by Professional edition customers.


ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS APPLICABLE TO STARTER EDITION

In the event Licensee has obtained a Starter Edition license the following terms hereby apply. Licensee may use the Product to develop software (i) for which Licensee does not charge directly or indirectly a fee or receive other consideration including but not limited a license fee, a service fee, a development fee, a consulting fee, a subscription fee, a support fee, a hosting fee or the like and (ii) for which Licensee only charges fees (including but not limited a license fee, a service fee, a development fee, a consulting fee, a subscription fee, a support fee, a hosting fee or the like) that cumulatively, on an annual basis, do not exceed USD$1000. In the event any (for profit or non-profit) company elects to license the software then (i) the total company revenues may not exceed USD$1000 and (ii) the total number of Starter Edition licenses deployed may not exceed 5.

ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS APPLICABLE TO SOFTWARE LICENSED FOR EDUCATIONAL USE

In the event Licensee has obtained an educational license the following terms apply. Licensee may exercise Licensee’s rights under this Agreement to use the Product and to create Works solely for Licensee’s own personal use in providing or receiving instruction within the limited scope of guided computer programming and/or software training courses in which Licensee are a direct and personal participant, either as student or instructor (“Courses”). Licensee may only reproduce, distribute and use Works, in source or object code form, to other participants of the Courses and then only for educational or training purposes. Licensee may not use the Products or Works created with the products for any commercial, business, governmental or institutional purpose of any kind, except to the extent Licensee are an instructor teaching a Course. All rights not specifically granted to Licensee herein are retained by Licensor.

ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS APPLICABLE TO RAD STUDIO, DELPHI AND C++BUILDER,
PROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC EDITIONS

In the event Licensee has obtained a RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder Professional, or Professional Academic product license then the following terms apply.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensor grants to Licensee as the licensed user of the Product the limited right to use that portion of the Product identified as “dbExpress”, in executable form only, to access a local database installed on the same machine as the Work. Licensee may not use that portion of the Product identified as “dbExpress” in association with a database located on a different machine other than the machine on which the Works are installed.

CLIENT/SERVER PACK

If licensee has purchased a Client/Server Pack, the Licensee of RAD Studio, Delphi, or C++Builder XE3 Professional Edition (“Product”) may deploy that portion of the Product identified as “dbExpress” and dbExpress enterprise database drivers, in executable form only, to enable client server database access. Embarcadero may deliver the Product identified as “Enterprise,” however Licensee is licensed to use only the “Professional” edition features plus “dbExpress” and the Enterprise dbExpress database drivers in a client/server configuration. Licensee may evaluate the n-Tier DataSnap functionality included in the Enterprise Product delivered, but may not deploy or redistribute DataSnap.

 

4 respostas
  1. Amilton
    Amilton says:

    Ainda bem e, diga-se de passagens, graças à gritaria geral da comunidade Delphi no mundo todo,a Embarcadero deu-se conta do estrago que estaria fazendo, levando adiante aquela decisão.

    Felizmente recuaram a tempo, e essa nova redação está, sem dúvida, totalmente coerente.

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  2. Marcio Rodrigues
    Marcio Rodrigues says:

    Replicando o que disse no Facebook.
    Isso (Delphi Third Party Alliance) me remete a pensar numa loja de componentes para um futuro Delphi. Já que esta na moda esse lucrativo negócio Loja de Apps. E sem dúvida isso seria maravilhoso. Já pensou! adquirir um componente a partir da IDE.

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  3. Carlos Daniel
    Carlos Daniel says:

    Chegou em boa hora a noticia, pois investimento de mais de seis mil reais em um versão entreprise estava fora de possibilidade aqui na empresa, o perfil do meu cliente que usa meus programas são pequenas lojas, onde a maioria usa no máximo três micros em rede.

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