Clarification on EULA scope for MS SQL JDBC 2.0 Driver RRS feed

  • Question

  • Good morning,

    I was hoping to get some clarification from Microsoft on the following scope restriction in the JDBC 2.0 driver license:

    use the software for commercial software hosting services

    I actually work for a web hosting company and wanted to use the driver in one of our frameworks to simply test connectivity to some of our clients MS SQL databases.  Our clients will not have access to the system that uses the JDBC driver.  It will reside on standalone system used only by developers and architects.  Does another type of license need to be purchased under these circumstances?  I don't believe any registration should be required since there are no plans to redistribute the framewrok we are working on.  Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.


    Monday, May 11, 2009 4:00 PM

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  • Hello jberganz,

    If I understand your usage scenario correctly, then you are using the driver as a back-end and are not for hosting it on the web for your users (external) to use the drivers directly.  If that is correct, you do not need a different license.
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    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:34 PM