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Q: Sandbox Licences ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sandbox Licences
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jamieo-ga
List Price: $5.50
Posted: 07 Jul 2006 01:34 PDT
Expires: 06 Aug 2006 01:34 PDT
Question ID: 744028
What is a sandbox licence?
Subject: Re: Sandbox Licences
Answered By: eiffel-ga on 07 Jul 2006 04:31 PDT
Hi jamieo-ga,

In the context of computer software, a sandbox is a limited software
license that allows developers to make use of the licensed software in
a way that is technically productive but not commercially lucrative.

The sandbox license is provided at no cost, or for negligible cost, to
enable developers to become familiar with the software, evaluate the
suitability of the software, and perhaps to develop prototype
applications (but not to deploy them).

That last restriction (no deployment) is the key to the sandbox
license. The software vendor wants to help the customer to get to the
point where they are ready to buy a full-priced license for deployment

Although the term "sandbox license" is commonly used by developers,
the vendor may have a more formal name such as "Developer Network
License" or "Evaluation License" or "Non-commercial License".

The precise license terms of a sandbox license are decided by the
software vendor, but will always exclude commercially-viable use. For

  "Shared-source developer sandbox - License program allows
   for real-time prototyping on live server grid with full
   bandwidth and simulation/load testing."

   IBM Butterfly Online Video Gaming Grid

  "We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable limited
   license to use the programs only for the purpose of
   developing a single prototype of your application, and
   not for any other purpose..."

   Oracle Technology Network Developer License Terms

I trust this provides the information you are seeking. If not, feel
free to request clarification.


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