Novell Buying Programs
Software Subscription Licenses
Novell is pleased to announce the availability of Software Subscription licenses for Volume License Agreement (VLA) and Master License Agreement (MLA) customers worldwide, effective September 4, 2009. Subscription licenses are provided as an alternative to most existing perpetual license offerings. These licenses offer simplified customer budget planning, consistent annual payments, and lower initial software adoption costs. VLA and MLA standard program discounts and policies apply to subscription license orders. Additionally, VLA and MLA transaction-based volume discounts may also apply.
Subscription or Perpetual Selection Policy
VLA and MLA customers may now choose between subscription or perpetual, for licenses which were previously exclusively perpetual. All licenses for a particular product must be either all subscription, or all perpetual. Customers who have already purchased perpetual licenses for a particular product will continue purchasing perpetual licenses when adding incremental licenses.
No perpetual license vesting or credits will be accumulated with the purchase of subscription licenses. If at any time a customer desires to move from subscription licenses to perpetual licenses, the customer must pay the full perpetual license fee. Subscription license use rights will expire at the end of the applicable subscription period if the subscription is not renewed.
This does not apply to nor change existing maintenance-only Novell offerings, such as the SUSE Linux Enterprise product line. Novell products that do not require upfront license fees will continue to be maintenance-only offerings.
Subscription License + Priority Maintenance
Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Priority Maintenance. If the customer desires to purchase multiple years of subscription upfront, 1-year part numbers may be added to the order to total the number of years needed. Please reference the attached spreadsheet of Subscription License + Priority Maintenance part numbers available on the Novell Corporate Price List for VLA and MLA customers.
- VLA for Education
- VLA for Government
- VLA for Non-Profit
VLA Non-Profit & Government Discount Program
Novell is pleased to announce the Volume License Agreement (VLA) for Non-Profit and Government Program, awarding special pricing to qualifying organizations worldwide, effective 16 July 2009. Please contact your Novell authorized distributor for specific non-profit and government discount and pricing information. Non-Profit and Government Program discounts will be applied to customer orders utilizing the VLA -NPG discount designation. Previous non-profit specific part numbers will be retired from the Price List; non-profit and government customers will now order using VLA part numbers from the Novell Corporate Price List. Please reference the attached spreadsheet of discontinued part numbers. Except for the special pricing noted herein, standard Novell VLA program policies apply.
Novell may request documentation of governmental or non-profit status, and may, in its sole discretion, determine whether a customer qualifies as an eligible entity. Additionally, non-profit customers are required to complete and submit the VLA for Non-Profit Eligibility Form www.novell.com/licensing/nonprofit/nonprofit_eligi... prior to placing an order.
For a detailed description of qualifications, please visit: