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Hitoshi Ozawa
Licensing rules
August 9, 2012 3:15 PM

Hitoshi Ozawa

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I see that Liferay portal now contains information on licensing and just wondering how much this licensing information is going to enforced with the Marketplace.

In a small system, users just will download plugins from a Marketplace on to the liferay. This is no problem. However, in a large system, this isn't so. Users will download a plugin to their testing server where the plugin will be tested to make sure it works without bugs. It will next go to deployment server (staging server) and finally to production server.

With this setup, will users have to purchase license for all servers? I'm particular interested in licensing for deployment server (staging server) because licensing for plugins can become a much more complicated then licensing for a framework/platform. I don't want to see a plugin fail on a production server(s) because the plugin was deployed from the deployment server and the plugin licensing only contained information for the deployment server.