Do I have to pay licensing fees for a development or test environment, and what does Software Maintenance (SWMA, also known as Subscription and Support/S&S) include? What about products that IBM has sold to other companies such as UNICA, Lotus, Portal or AppScan?
How do I license PVUs for an Oracle Database on AIX? Is it necessary to license all the cores of a machine for all the products if I only use a small part of them? In storage solutions like TSM or Spectrum Scale, is it better to license by capacity or by number of processors? What do I get when I renew my licenses?
If I migrate to a new version, do I have to pay for licenses again? What happens if I am forced to do it because of a change of servers?
Can I operate safely with licenses that have not been renewed? Is it legal? What risks do I take?
If my licenses are perpetual, why am I being charged every three years, and is it worth paying a monthly subscription that includes support?