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Oct 06, 2011 at 02:22 AM

Developer edition download licence needs changing



Firstly thanks for making the developer / trial versions available. It is a great benefit to the ecosystem that new developers can test and improve their skill and even share that code with things like Codexchange.

Now here is the rub and people like SAP Legal, Mark F, Mark Y and Rui might be interested in this bit:

The 'developer version' available is mentioned on

That page say on the 32 and 64 bit editions:

The Developer Edition allows individuals free of charge to test, evaluate, prototype and share add-on software code on code exchange

So we click through to

and then to

to actually download and the sub header says:

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.02 SP6 64-bit Developer Version

but the legal licence what we are obliged to agree to says:

Provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of this Evaluation License, SAP grants to you the following rights under this Evaluation License a non-exclusive, non-perpetual license to use the Software Product solely for purposes of testing and evaluation of the Software Product for the limited period specified below.

In fact the licence is identical to the licence used for the trial edition.

Nothing about a DEVELOPER version, nothing about CODE EXCHANGE and limited to 90 days.

If I was promised a developer version that I could use with code exchange I would expect this to be spelled out by the licence. I would also expect that the Developer version would NOT have to keep re-licencing every 90 days.

Could you please look into this and let us know your findings. <<Gamification text removed>>



PS Despite downloadable editions of NW Software being a total GAME-CHANGER no kittens were harmed in the preparation of this thread.

Edited by: Matt on Oct 9, 2011 5:40 PM