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RE: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?

To: "Anthony Wright" <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?
From: "James Harper" <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:16:28 +1100
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] How do I get Windows licenses for virtual machines?
> What we're talking about is a buyback contract for the physical
> hardware. I want our customers to own the hardware (often they supply
> it), but for the terms of the SPLA licensing agreement from Microsoft
> company has to own the hardware. Thus a buyback contract would allow
> to buy the hardware from the customer for a nominal $1 while it was
> needed to provide the service to them, prevent us from selling it to
> anybody else, include terms to deal with exceptional circumstances
> company failure and at any time the customer can buy the hardware back
> for $1. Buying the hardware back would obviously terminate the
> with them, since they would no longer be licensed for the software.

Your definition of 'buying' the hardware appears to be at odds with any
legal definition of a sale.

Does the hardware reside at their premises or at a hosting centre?


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