[PVE-User] I thought Proxmox VE was free?

Mike Whitenton subsystems at iwantmorestuff.com
Mon Oct 10 19:41:59 CEST 2011

Most people when first dealing with Linux struggle with what the various
terms mean, specifically the term "Free Software". Maybe a link or two to a
good Wiki article would help. Here is one good one.
Others will have different views but personally I use the following to help
Am I evaluating or experimenting with the software?
Am I profiting directly from its use?
Would I buy the software if it were a requirement to use it?
Do I need direct support beyond community/forum based support?
Do I need to budget support costs for fiscal reasons?
Do I have more than a couple or a few production installs?
Would it be a problem or serious problem for me if those that released the
software stopped development?

The answers to these types of questions help me to decide on whether to
purchase license(s) or subscription support. Generally speaking.
Mike Whitenton

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com> wrote:

> > This should be clarified. It can be easily understood, especially by
> those whose
> > native language is different than English, that you are obliged to buy
> subscription
> > for every PM installation that you have.
> > Indeed, this sentence's grammar form is unfortunate and may scare away
> > potential users.
> Well, a 'support subscription/contract' and a 'software license' is
> something totally different.
> Besides, those are well known terms - IMHO no need to explain (all major
> software companies use those terms).
> - Dietmar
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