Licensing of OSL Software

The Usage of OSL Software is subject to our End User License, which you have to accept. You will get a copy of the End User Licence together with your offer or enclosed to your SW-Delivery. Please read the End User Licence carefully before installing, copying or using OSL Software. By installing, copying or using the software you accept the End User Licence of OSL Gesellschaft für offene Systemlösungen automatically.

A temporary Test Licence can only be applied for evaluation or education purposes, according to the End User Licence mentioned above.

For that, the following steps are necessary:

  1. Terms of Use / End User Licence

    Please print a copy of the End User Licence. Then read the Terms of Use (German) of OSL Software carefully. Only if you accept these Terms of Use (by documenting it in step 3) can you apply for a "Test Licence".

  2. Collecting the system information (getserial)

    To apply for a licence key, you need to get some information from the host where the OSL software should run. This information can be easily obtained by using our command-line tool getserial. The tool is part of our standard software installation, but it can also be downloaded and used separately. Download getserial for your hardware platform:

    getserial - Linux
    getserial - Solaris 11 Sparc
    getserial - Solaris 11 X86
    Older versions in archive.

  3. Evaluation licence request form

    Print the UVE licence request form (German).
    Read and fill out this form completely. Then send it to OSL (by fax/post).
    We will handle your request as fast as possible.

Calculating required licence units

OSL Software licensing is done in a uniform way independent from the processor architecture. Determining factors are the number of the CPU sockets, processor cores and threads per system.
To determine the number of required licence units you can use the licence calculator.

Licence calculator for the software generation 4.8

Threads / VCPUs