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Developer edition download licence needs changing

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Firstly thanks for making the developer / trial versions available. It is a great benefit to the ecosystem that new developers can test and improve their skill and even share that code with things like Codexchange.

Now here is the rub and people like SAP Legal, Mark F, Mark Y and Rui might be interested in this bit:

The 'developer version' available is mentioned on

That page say on the 32 and 64 bit editions:

The Developer Edition allows individuals free of charge to test, evaluate, prototype and share add-on software code on code exchange

So we click through to

and then to

to actually download and the sub header says:

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP 7.02 SP6 64-bit Developer Version

but the legal licence what we are obliged to agree to says:

Provided that you comply with all terms and conditions of this Evaluation License, SAP grants to you the following rights under this Evaluation License a non-exclusive, non-perpetual license to use the Software Product solely for purposes of testing and evaluation of the Software Product for the limited period specified below.

In fact the licence is identical to the licence used for the trial edition.

Nothing about a DEVELOPER version, nothing about CODE EXCHANGE and limited to 90 days.

If I was promised a developer version that I could use with code exchange I would expect this to be spelled out by the licence. I would also expect that the Developer version would NOT have to keep re-licencing every 90 days.

Could you please look into this and let us know your findings. <<Gamification text removed>>



PS Despite downloadable editions of NW Software being a total GAME-CHANGER no kittens were harmed in the preparation of this thread.

Edited by: Matt on Oct 9, 2011 5:40 PM

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Totally agree with the OP.

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Despite downloadable editions of NW Software being a total GAME-CHANGER

ever checked the Oracle site? There you can download whole images with pre-installed software to get started. Not just the IDE, also Hudson et al. Preinstalled! Setting up a whole environmet with DB, WebCenter, etc is just downloading the images (given you have the licenses).



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No I rarely check the Oracle site. I generally exist in the application layer.

BTW... you quoted my last line which was intended to inject some levity in the situation but my whole point is about the licence that we must agree to to download this software. It promises 'Developer Edition' but does not deliver.

Edited by: Nigel James on Oct 7, 2011 12:01 AM

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I'm also looking for the developer edition of the software so that I can develop some applications, test & enhance my skill and thus help the whole SAP ecosystem. Can we download it from anywhere?

Please let me know anyone who is aware if we can download & develop. Your help would be appreciated.