[c-nsp] Cisco 7600 ES/ES+ licensing

Lukasz Bromirski lukasz at bromirski.net
Sat Feb 16 13:31:35 EST 2013

On Feb 15, 2013, at 8:34 AM, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:

> On (2013-02-14 17:14 -0800), Tony wrote:
>> Cisco stance is obviously that if you're going to use the features from the Advanced license, then you need to purchase it.
> Indeed. Curiously CSCO has said you cannot resell the licenses, you can
> sell your cards when you don't need them any more.
> But I believe[0] that might be against current laws in EU. So you you might
> be able to buy licenses off people who've resold their cards but not
> licenses. Many would be probably interested in the transaction, as
> essentially you're giving them money, they don't have to do anything.
> [0] I think precedent is about software. So legally it might be grey area,
> CSCO might claim license is for hardware, not for software, at which point
> the EU ruling likely would not directly apply.

The EU ruling changed some aspects of the way current relicensing works:


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