Product Description – RE00014
Responsiv Unity Perpetual licences allow you to purchase capacity to run individual modules forever. They include a 12 month subscription to entitle you to download and use any new versions and patches, and 12 months of basic product support. You may extend the support and subscription elements in consecutive periods of 12 months to maintain your software currency and patch protection.
The non-production version is less expensive than production but cannot be used for anything other than Testing and User Acceptance.
Perpetual licences are becoming less popular in favour of subscription agreements that are less expensive in the first year and may be considered less risky. See the Responsiv Point of View “To Buy or to Rent”.
Product Descriptions (PD) describe what to expect from a Responsiv product and are identified by the product number and an effective date. A product description provides the definitive description of a product and its entitlement, which supersedes any and all descriptions, marketing information, presentations, or other expectations that might have been communicated or assumed about the product.
This product is subject to the terms in the Responsiv Software Product Licence – RL0001N
Product description for purchases of entitlements after August 2020
This document supersedes v0-0 of this product description.
Limited Use Right
Entitlement to use Responsiv products and services is provided under the terms of your transaction agreement and the terms and conditions of that agreement.
An active subscription is required to operate the software entitlement. Software will be made unavailable to you if subscriptions are not renewed to run consecutively.
Capacity based licences require an entitlement for each unit that you wish to add to the capacity.
Time bound or term agreements require an entitlement for sufficient capacity to be active at the time of use.
Licensee is authorized to install and use the Bundled Programs identified below. A Bundled Program may be accompanied by license terms, and those terms, if any, apply to Licensee's use of that Bundled Program. In the event of conflict, the terms in this Product Description supersede the Bundled Program's terms. The Principal Program and any Bundled Programs are all part of the Program, as a whole. Therefore, Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements to the Program, as a whole, to cover Licensee's installation and use of all of the Bundled Programs, unless separate entitlements are provided within this License Information document.
For example, if this Program were licensed on a core basis (processor or virtual core) and Licensee were to install the Principal Program and a Bundled Program on a 2-core machine (physical or virtual), Licensee would be required to obtain 4-core entitlements to the Program.
Licensee is authorized to install and use the Supporting Programs identified below. Licensee is authorized to install and use such Supporting Programs only to support Licensee's use of the Principal Program under this Agreement. The phrase "to support Licensee's use" would only include those uses that are necessary or otherwise directly related to a licensed use of the Principal Program or another Supporting Program. The Supporting Programs may not be used for any other purpose. A Supporting Program may be accompanied by license terms, and those terms, if any, apply to Licensee's use of that Supporting Program. In the event of conflict, the terms in this License Information document supersede the Supporting Program's terms. Licensee can deploy capacity up to the same quantity as the Principal Program
For example, if this Program were licensed on a core basis (processor or virtual core) and Licensee were to purchase and install the Principal Program on a 2-core machine (physical or virtual) then the Supporting Program could be installed on a 2 core machine to support the use of the Principal Program without further cost.
Responsiv may from time-to-time release “Extenders” for this product. Each extender will add a new feature or function and is licenced separately from this product. In such cases the capacity of entitlement for the separately licenced code must be calculated using the same metric as this product, and must be sufficient to match the capacity of this product.
For example, if this Program were licensed on a core (processor or virtual core) basis and Licensee were to purchase and install the Principal Program on a 4-core machine (physical or virtual) then Licensee would be required to obtain 4-core entitlements to the separately licenced code, “Extender” if they wished to benefit from this code.
Source code and sample materials
Third party Operating Systems
This product is available for installation on the following platforms
- Hardware installation on an Intel based server or workstation.
- Virtual guest installation on Intel hardware platforms that support ISO installations.
- Responsiv tests on VMware only.
Third party data and services
Product Release Schedule
Responsiv Solutions does not commit to future development or support beyond our contractual obligations.
Responsiv Unity software is our strategic platform and as such it is continually developed and maintained. Our release schedule for planning purposes is:
We expect to release a new major version of the product annually. This will roll-up any patches released since the last major release.
Patches are released as they are identified and developed. Patches are required to be applied in order. Patches are not intended to add to the features or capabilities of the platform/product. Patches are categorised into:
- Security - Patch specifically or including for a security flaw or weakness.
- Critical - Patch that will be requested by support to be applied before attempting to resolve a problem.
- Optional - Nice to have fixes.
Extenders are released as they become available. They extend the function or capability of an existing Responsiv Unity module and are optional. Extenders may be rolled into future releases at our sole discretion.
Toolkits are provided to help you write code for Responsiv Unity Modules that can take better advantage of the platform. They are "developer time" assets and provided as-is. Not all Responsiv Unity products have toolkits.
Scaling and Performance
Richard Whyte has been building enterprise IT solutions for over 20 years. He is known for creating innovative practical solutions that provide a strong foundation for future development, whilst solving immediate problems. Previously the European CTO and Principal Architect for IBM Systems Middleware at IBM, he has an MBA, a degree in Statistics and Computing, is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional, and Fellow of both the Institute of Technology and the British Computer Society.