I had previously submitted the followingquestion to https://premier.intel.com:
I recently upgraded from "INTEL Fortran Compiler 10.1 Standard Edition For Linux" to "INTEL Fortran Composer XE (v.12.0.4) for Linux".
In reading the response to the question regarding licensing on a single computer (w/ multiple CPUs), the INTEL Support website states "...Intel Software Products are licensed to a single user rather than to a single computer...Single systems with multiple CPUs can use a single license file."
I have installed "INTEL Fortran Composer XE (v.12.0.4) for Linux" on a single Linux workstation. Does this mean that if I wish to move the "Fortran Composer XE" software from machine A to machine B, it is as simple as removing the software from machine A and installing on machine B with the current license?
Does the interpretation of "Intel Software Products are licensed to a single user rather than to a single computer" mean that at my discretion, I am legally able to move the INTEL Fortran Composer XE software/license to any machine within my company?
The response fromintel.com (POC: Hao J.)was as follows:
We have received your problem report on Intel Fortran Compiler.
The single user license means that you could install multiple copy of Intel Fortran Composer XE on different machines as you want, but only you (the license owner) could use one copy of compiler on those machines (for example, compile and build the Fortran source) at the same time.
If there are other developers/users need to run the Intel compiler, your company may need to purchase more single user licenses according to the total number of developers/users, or the floating license.
Please let us know if you have more questions on this.
Intel Developer Support
The statement "...your company may need to purchase more single user licenses according to the total number of developers/users, or the floating license" was a bit ambiguous.
Am I legally required to purchase a separate user license for each user using the Fortran Compiler ona host system, or a floating license?
I posed the same question to Programmers Paradise, an Intel Premier Partner. Their response was equally ambiguous. I need definitive clarification on the legality of the licenses, and the situaition I just described.