License Agreement update
Changes to Oct 4, 2018 Version Since Feb 6, 2018 VersionThe spirit of these changes is to permit license servers located in the cloud and to permit virtual workstations in the cloud.
Removing the definition of Client Computer from Section 3.3from:
other Computers acting as clients ("Client Computers")to:
other Client Computers
Adding a new definition of Client Computer to permit cloud/remote workstationsfrom:
"Client Computers" has the meaning set out in Section 3.3.to:
"Client Computer" means a Computer running the Software that connects to the License Server. If the Software is being Used via a thin client, remote desktop, virtual network computing (VNC), or other graphical desktop sharing system, the Client Computer's location is defined as the location of the User of the Software, not the location of the remote computer.
Changing 3.6 to permit cloud usefrom:
3.6. Use of Cloud Services. For certainty, notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, Licensee may only install the Software, or have a third party install the Software for Licensee, for use with a Cloud Service if the License Type that applies to the Licenses issued to Licensee is a Global Access License and only for non-interactive processing. Otherwise, Licensee is not permitted to install or have installed or Use the Software on a Cloud Service regardless of the location of the Computers utilized by the Cloud Service. For certainty, non-interactive processing includes processing using Houdini Mantra, Houdini Engine and Houdini Batch, but excludes processing using Houdini Core or Houdini FX. Nothing in this Section shall be taken to limit any restriction set out in Article 3 or otherwise in this Agreement.to:
3.6. Use of Cloud Services. Subject to section 4.1, Appendix A, and all other restrictions in this Agreement, the Licensee may install the License Server or the Software to a Computer provided by a Cloud Service.
Notwithstanding section 4.1, the following and only the following authorized third parties are permitted to sell, lease, or rent the Software in a software-as-a-service or other similar basis: Google Zync, GridMarkets, Foundry's Athera, and Nimble Collective. The agreement for Use of the Software through the aforementioned third party services supercedes this agreement.
Adding a definition for Interactive Software since it is no longer mentioned in 3.6
"Interactive Software" means the portions of the Software excluding Houdini Mantra, Houdini Batch, and command-line Houdini Engine. Interactive Software includes Houdini Core, Houdini FX, and the Houdini Engine plug-ins.
Changing the distance restrictions on LAL licenses to be the distance from one Client Computer to another instead of between the Client Computer and License Server, and removing restrictions on License Server locationfrom:
Licensee may relocate a License Server only (A) within the Territory, (B) to a location within a one hundred (100) kilometre radius of where the License Server was located when the License was originally installed, and (C) upon the prior written consent of SideFX (which consent may be withheld by SideFX in its sole and absolute discretion).
Licensee may relocate a Client Computer only (A) within the Territory, (B) to a location within a one hundred (100) kilometre radius of where the License Server, and (C) upon the prior written consent of SideFX (which consent may be withheld by SideFX in its sole and absolute discretion). Part (B) of this paragraph shall not apply to any Client Computer that is used solely for non-interactive Use of the Software.to:
No restrictions on the relocation of License Servers.
Licensee may relocate a Client Computer only within the Territory and only to a location within a one hundred (100) kilometres of all other Client Computers.