VB Extension Pack installed in Common PC with multiple users

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VB Extension Pack installed in Common PC with multiple users

Postby Mae_MTI » 14. Jun 2021, 10:07

How does the licensing goes for VB Extension Pack installed in Common VM accessed by multiple users?
Does the users who only enabled the Extension pack should have their own extension pack license?
Example: 1 common host PC, installed with VB. 3 users have one VM each with Extension pack enabled. 2 only use the base VB.
Does the 3 users with Extension pack enabled required to have their own extension pack licenses?

TIA for clarification.
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Re: VB Extension Pack installed in Common PC with multiple users

Postby mpack » 14. Jun 2021, 11:20

Mae_MTI wrote:How does the licensing goes for VB Extension Pack installed in Common VM accessed by multiple users?

First, extension packs are not installed in VMs. The Extension Pack is installed on the host, and is for personal use only. I quote from the license below.

Note however that this is a user to user discussion forum: none of us are authorized to explain the licensing terms to you, and we certainly can't give you waivers. All we can do is point you towards the Oracle published info and recommend that you contact Oracle if you have further questions regarding commercial, non personal use.

Or, you could just avoid using the extension pack. That would mean losing the features listed in section 1.5 of the user manual. The remaining host software plus the Guest Additions are covered by GPLv2.

PUEL License wrote:§ 2 Grant of license. Oracle grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license without fees to reproduce, install, execute, and use internally the Product on Host Computers for your Personal Use, Educational Use, or Evaluation. “Personal Use” is noncommercial use solely by the person downloading the Product from Oracle on a single Host Computer, provided that no more than one client or remote computer is connected to that Host Computer and that client or remote computer is used solely to remotely view the Guest Computer(s). “Educational Use” is any use by teachers or students in an academic institution (schools, colleges and universities) as part of the institution’s educational curriculum. “Evaluation” means testing the Product for up to thirty (30) days; after expiry of that term, you are no longer permitted to use the Product. Personal Use and/or Educational Use expressly exclude any use of the Product for commercial purposes or to operate, run, or act on behalf of or for the benefit of a business, organization, governmental organization, or educational institution.

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