Government entities purchase via the “VLA for Government” and the rules are very similar to those for the commercial VLA – these can be found here.
Qualifying government entities must meet all of these conditions:
Non-qualifying customers include:
Available for select products, government-to-citizen licensing allows governmental organisations with large numbers of external users to purchase licenses at a discounted price. The definition of “citizen” in this scenario is:
“a citizen or resident to whom a Governmental Entity provides services or goods as part of its normal business operations, except that it does not include current or former employees, agents, contractors or suppliers”
And the definition of a “governmental entity” is:
“a government-owned or affiliated entity performing services or duties of a public character for the benefit of all citizens of a community and whose primary purpose is not to generate a profit. Government-owned or affiliated telecommunications, media, utilities, or mining companies are not Governmental Entities. If there is an issue concerning whether an organization is a Governmental Entity, our opinion will prevail so long as it treats similarly situated entities the same”
Non-profit organisations purchase via the “VLA for Non-profit” and the rules are very similar to those for the commercial VLA – available here.
USA-based organisations must meet the following criteria:
Non-profit organisations based outside the USA must meet the following criteria:
The “Non-Profit Eligibility Form” that Micro Focus publicly list is here and, interestingly, is still Novell branded and refers to Novell terms – although the links go to the Micro Focus website.