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A few weeks ago SAP announced a new developer license for the community and I couldn’t even finish the word “royalty-free” for my New Community Developer License is available, when I already had tons of comments with questions. My partner in crime Rui Nogueira clarifyed some questions a few days later in his own blog SAP Community Developer License: Is my prototype an Add-on?

There basically were three areas that those questions touched:

  1. what exactly can I do with the license?
  2. what NW tools are included in the license?
  3. can we get more stuff with that licens?

ad 1) To give a good overview, I adapted Claudine Lagerholm’s matrix (she’s from the subscription program) and posted it in the Code Exchange Wiki under How is this license in comparison to other licenses?

ad 2) the same matrix also shows the development tools delivered with SAP NetWeaver that are currently included

ad 3) for this question I referred all users to the SDN Forum: Software Downloads to ask for other software there. Gregor Wolf et al created multiple voting threads and the response so far was overwhelming: nearly 4.000 views on one thread within a few days with more than 200 users asking for the PI 7.11 version to be included under this license on the download section. Now the ball is in the NW teams court to think about more NW tools and deliver.

Anyway, Ed Herrmann and Thomas Jung invited me to an interview for their Enterprise Geek Podcasts and here is it: Enterprise Geeks Podcast – SAP Community Developer License

My hope is that we were able to clarify most if not all questions and satisfy the communities need.

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