[ngw] GW SLES entitlement

Matt Weisberg matt at weisberg.net
Mon Feb 1 19:27:57 UTC 2016

If you read the EULA, it looks like my original assumption. As long as you have maintenance, you get the SLES patch entitlement.

But the SuSE folks are being adamant that this is NOT the case.  There is no open-ended patch update entitlement included with GW, period.

So someone is not telling me the right info here.  

Believe me, I’ve been touting this as a benefit of using/keeping GroupWise, you get the OS to run it on (WITH PATCHES) included with your GW maintenance.

I need to know if I should stop saying that.


  Matt Weisberg
  Weisberg Consulting, Inc.
  matt at weisberg.net
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On 2/1/16, 1:37 PM, "ngw-bounces+matt=weisberg.net at ngwlist.com on behalf of Keith Larson" <ngw-bounces+matt=weisberg.net at ngwlist.com on behalf of klarson at k12group.net> wrote:

>on an SLA/ALA contract or purchasing it outright?
>Keith Larson
>Franklin Computer Services - K12 Group
>klarson at k12group.net
>>>> Matt Weisberg <matt at weisberg.net> 2/1/2016 12:52 PM >>>
>I recently discovered that I was incorrect in my interpretation of the
>SLES entitlement included with GroupWise.  I always thought that you
>were entitled to use as much SLES as needed to support your GroupWise
>work loads and that you would be entitled to basic patch channel updates
>for SLES as long as you maintained your GroupWise maintenance. 
>Apparently, that last part is incorrect.  The patch subscription is only
>granted for one year.  After that, there is no entitlement to patch
>updates for SLES.  You must pay for it.  I was informed of this by a
>SuSE SE and sure enough, it certainly does say that, one year of patch
>updates, as it says here:
>Was I alone in my mis-understanding of the SLES entitlement?
>>Matt Weisberg
>Weisberg Consulting, Inc.
>matt at weisberg.net
>ofc. 248.685.1970
>cell 248.705.1950
>fax 248.769.5963
>ngw mailing list
>ngw at ngwlist.com

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