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Adam_Strzelecki
Beginner
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Student License for Mac & commercial use

Hello,
I am PhD student at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland EU.
Student licenses are described athttp://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-education-offerings/ as "There are no functional differences in the student suites. This is a specially priced package available to only students".
However when I contacted the local reseller in order to purchase this license I was told this is non-comercial license. Huh!? I cannot find any information here on Intel's website that Student license is non-commercial only. Moreover there's non-commercial (free) version for Linux only, but that one is something else, and is offered absolutely for free in opposite to Student version which is paid.
So is the reseller right or wrong? Can Student version be used for commercial purposes? If not, what is the sense of "no functional differences"?
I am freelancer as well, so I really don't want spend 50 for something that I cannot use for anything else but just testing.
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Hubert_H_Intel
Employee
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Adam,

Non-commercial licenses(product-wise) are for Linux only. So for Mac and Windows you have the choice betweenstudent, academic and commercial licenses only.

From the technical perspective there are no differences in functionality and features at all across all license types (including non-commercial for Linux).

Now, you are asking whether a studentlicense is a non-commercial license only (in terms of the usage model asspecified in the EULA http://software.intel.com/sites/products/documentation/EULA/Intel_SW_Dev_Products_EULA.pdf ) or if it can be used for commercial purposes. In that sense, astudent license is a non-commercial license. So your reseller is right.And you are also right, there is no info at all onIntel's web.
So please give me some time for clarification andcome up with a final answer.

Regards,
Hubert.
Adam_Strzelecki
Beginner
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Hubert,
Thanks for instant answer. Indeed my concern was Student license EULA usage model.
You say that Student license is only for non-commercial use, having that IMHO information placed on Intel's website is seriously misleading: "There are no functional differences in the student suites. This is a specially priced package available to only students." suggests that the only difference from regular package is reduced price, available only for students. So in fact this is not true, because the usage model is limited to non-commercial.
Moreover I think this pricing is really weird comparing to others, i.e.:
(1) Autodesk's non-commercial products are all free for any platform
(2) Adobe's products are paid, but have reduced price for students, and can be used for commercial activity
Here students have to pay to use Intel compiler on Mac and Windows, while have no right to sell programs compiled using ICC. This is pretty dissapointing.
I wish either there non-commercial limitation to be removed from Student versions, or there should be no student version at all, but non-commercial version available for all platforms.
Hubert_H_Intel
Employee
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Adam,
"There are no functional differences in the student suites. This is a specially priced package available to only students." is a statement from the TECHNICAL perspective, not referring to licensing, price, usage model.
That means that in terms of functionality and features there is no difference at all whether you obtain a commercial licesne of a product or a student license.
Please give me some time to come up with clarification on the student licesne.
Hubert.
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