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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 12:56 PM

    • Mercer
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    Perpetual licence says temporary

    Can anyone tell me why MC 8.3 now says temporary instead of perpetual in Application Manager. Admittedly it runs to 2215 when I'm pretty sure I'll be pushing up daisies, but I like the word perpetualHmm

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 1:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: Perpetual licence says temporary

    Also far more importantly, at the bottom of page 4, of the MC 8.3 ReadMe, it seems to imply that once the yearly support contract, with perpetual licences, expires you will no longer be able to use the software! I understood that if you don't purchase a further year in time, you can stand still with your current version but if you wanted further updates after expiry of the year you would have to pay full price for a new licence? Logically I assumed it was referring to subscription contract but it specifically says no.

    This is what it actually says: "If the release date is within the contract dates, the software will run; if it is outside the contract dates (i.e. the contract has expired), the software will not run. "

    That's very alarming!! Perhaps the wording needs to be cleared up? This would make nonsense of the notion of a perpetual licence, if you are locked into the need to pay for support each year!

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 3:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Perpetual licence says temporary

    "Release date" refers to the date on which a version of software is released.

    If you've installed a release that was released during your support contract, it will run.  If you've installed a release that was released after your contract expired, it won't run.

    So, after your contract expired, you can perpetually run a release that was released while your contract was in effect.

    That seems fairly clear to me, and it makes sense - you can run versions of the software that were released while your contract was in effect.  You can't run NEWER versions after your contract expires, but you can run what you had, perpetually.

    In order to get newer versions, you must pay each year.

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 3:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Perpetual licence says temporary

    The expiration date refers to a valid support contract (phone support, upgrades, etc.). It does not mean when your actual perpetual software license will cease to function.

    FYI - for upgrades, you are allowed to run whatever version was released up to the expiration date.

     

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  • Fri, Feb 13 2015 4:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: Perpetual licence says temporary

    Thanks. Yes it does seem pretty clear now that I look at it again! I was reading it the wrong way roundSurprise

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