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Floating licenses?


Mike Johnson (28614221) | asked Aug 18 '09, 8:54 p.m.
How are floating licenses used in RTC? For example, if a dev just opens up RTC client and leaves it up, does that consume a license until he closes RTC?

Does a user need any sort of license (floating or fixed) to just browse through work items or code without making any changes?

Thanks in advance,
Mike

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.0k23035) | answered Aug 18 '09, 10:39 p.m.
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The floating license times out after a certain period (I believe
something between 30 minutes and a couple of hours ... I can never
remember the exact number).

Currently, we only require a license for write operations, not for read
operations.

Cheers,
Geoff



micjohnson997 wrote:
How are floating licenses used in RTC? For example, if a dev just
opens up RTC client and leaves it up, does that consume a license
until he closes RTC?

Does a user need any sort of license (floating or fixed) to just
browse through work items or code without making any changes?

Thanks in advance,
Mike

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Mike Johnson (28614221) | answered Aug 20 '09, 4:15 p.m.
The floating license times out after a certain period (I believe
something between 30 minutes and a couple of hours ... I can never
remember the exact number).

Currently, we only require a license for write operations, not for read
operations.

Cheers,
Geoff


Geoff,
I've heard that "chat" also consumes a license. Is this true as well? If so, is there a written statement on IBM's website somewhere that definitively states what "consumes" a floating license?

Thanks,
Mike

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.0k23035) | answered Aug 20 '09, 7:42 p.m.
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I've never heard that chat would consume a license (my money says "no",
but someone from the team that implemented chat should respond with a
definitive answer).

There is work being done for 2.0.0.1 to make it easier to understand
what license is needed for what. Nothing is fixed at this point, but
the general direction is:
- no license is required to read information
- a "Contributor" license can do everything except for SCM and Build
- a "Developer" license can do everything

Cheers,
Geoff

micjohnson997 wrote:
gmclemmwrote:
The floating license times out after a certain period (I believe
something between 30 minutes and a couple of hours ... I can never
remember the exact number).

Currently, we only require a license for write operations, not for
read
operations.

Cheers,
Geoff


Geoff,
I've heard that "chat" also consumes a license. Is this
true as well? If so, is there a written statement on IBM's website
somewhere that definitively states what "consumes" a
floating license?

Thanks,
Mike

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