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RUNDECK Enterprise License FAQ

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2019 01:49PM PDT

What is Rundeck Enterprise?

Rundeck Enterprise is a software tool used for job scheduling and runbook automation

Where can I find the Rundeck Enterprise license?


Is Rundeck Enterprise “open source” software?

No. Rundeck Enterprise is commercial software created and licensed by Rundeck Inc. Like many software products today, Rundeck may use software components written by third parties or previously available under open source licenses to create the Rundeck Enterprise software. The rights to use these software components written by third parties has been secured by Rundeck. All components are tested and certified by Rundeck. No software with GPL or other “copyleft” licenses are used in Rundeck Enterprise. All license rights for using Rundeck Enterprise are contained within the single Rundeck Enterprise license.

Is there a difference between Rundeck and Rundeck Enterprise?

Yes. Rundeck is an open source project maintained by Rundeck Inc. Rundeck Enterprise is commercial software for which you can purchase a license from Rundeck Inc. Rundeck Enterprise provides a tested, supported, and enterprise-ready distribution of Rundeck with additional features and capabilities for enterprise scale use. Also, a Rundeck Enterprise subscription license is the only way to receive professional support from Rundeck and the core Rundeck team.

How is Rundeck Enterprise licensed?

Rundeck Enterprise is available under an annual subscription license and comes bundled with support. You can renew the right to use the software and receive access to support on an annual basis. Multi-year subscription purchases can also be made.

Rundeck Enterprise is licensed per both the number of Rundeck Enterprise server instances and total number of users.  Users are defined to be any user who authenticating into Rundeck regardless if it is to write, execute, or view jobs.  The number of projects, nodes (targets of automation), or jobs executed is unrestricted and unlimited.  

Does Rundeck Inc provide indemnification?

Yes. Rundeck Inc. guarantees that Rundeck Enterprise does not infringe on any patents, copyrights or misappropriates any trade secrets. Rundeck will defend licensees against such claims. Please see the full text of your Rundeck Enterprise license agreement for details. 
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