Coral8 Developer’s License

I agree with Marc Adler regarding Coral8 and Transparency.   

Marc discusses the fact that Coral8 encourages you download their full development environment without any requirement to get a license key.   A Coral8 license is only needed when you move into production.  This is really great for kicking the tires and looking under the hood.

There is something I wish Coral8 would change, however.

Coral8’s development license, as I read it, is only valid for a single CPU machine.   However, most folks today run multiple CPUs even in their development environment, especially if they are running Linux.  If you want to do any development on a multiple CPU machine you have to contact Coral8.

In my opinion, it would be good if Coral8 would open their “easy” development license up to multiple CPU Linux servers since most of us run multiple CPU Linux servers even in the development environment.


3 Responses to Coral8 Developer’s License

  1. Tim, thank you for the kind words, but I’m afraid you misunderstood our licensing a little bit. Perhaps it is confusing, so let me explain. You can use the Developer version of Coral8 on any machine, be that with one CPU or sixteen. It’s just that with the Developer license, the server will only take advantage of one CPU.

    Why do we do this? We primarily do this in order to encourage developers who want to test performance on multiple CPUs to talk to us. We have seen customers running all kinds of benchmarks, some valid, some not. We like to share our knowledge about performance benchmarking with customers. If they don’t want to listen – that’s ok too. We will always, always make the multi-CPU license available to customers who ask for it.

    Mark Tsimelzon
    President & CTO, Coral8

  2. Tim Bass says:

    Hi Mark!

    Thank you for visiting and clarifying this point!

    Yours faithfully, Tim

  3. activerfid says:

    Do you know if Corel8 portal has ability to display floor plan and overlay on it indications of events that has x,y coordinates as attributes?

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